Environmental NGO Flimkien ghal Amjent Ahjar has formally submitted a request for the scheduling of a row of stately houses in Cathedral Street that form part of the Urban Conservation Area of Sliema. One of them, number 33, located right in the heart of these properties, is facing an effective death sentence as there is currently a pending application to have it transformed into an apartment block.

If approved, this application will not only lead to the direct loss of the heritage building itself, but will make way for the complete ruin of the equally valuable properties in its immediate surroundings together attributing to street’s rich architectural and historical past.

FAA had previously requested an Emergency Conservation Order for the same site. This was never acknowledged
or acted upon.

FAA are calling on the Planning Authority to take the necessary steps to preserve these heritage houses and
safeguard the urban core of Sliema.


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