Eurocity development for hundreds of new apartments gets outline planning approval

Hundreds of new apartments for Gibraltar workers one step closer


THE Eurocity development for new affordable apartments is one step closer after outline planning permission was granted.

Developers Malbi Limited must now decide whether to proceed with a full planning application.

EUROCITY: Planned to be 73 metres high
EUROCITY: Planned to be 73 metres high

If granted, building work could start next year.

The development will consist of at least 361 one-bedroom apartments and studios, with a target market of people working in Gibraltar but living in Spain who earn less than the average wage of £27,500.

“This is a huge step in the right direction,” said Gibraltar Chesterton’s Mike Nicholls.

Objections were raised at the Development and Planning Commission (DPC) meeting to proposals for a 12-metre distance between the residential blocks.

Eight of the 11 DPC members approved the plans.