Urban development, tourism and recreation project is planned by dividing land into 79 plots owned by the company “ARISTO DEVELOPERS” in the community of Mandria in the province of Paphos, according to the Environmental Impact Assessment Study.
The proposed project concerns the separation of residential construction plots (holiday and / or permanent residence) into plots which have a total area of 105,662 sq.m. and community equipment space. These plots are located within Tourist Zone T3c, as it was declared based on the amendment of the Outdoor Policy Statement in 2003.
The separation works will result in the configuration of the following spaces:
– Configuration of road network (roads and sidewalks), with a total area of 19,634 sq.m., approximately. In five (5) different points along the road network that will be constructed between the plots, a total of 24 public parking spaces will be located.
– Public green spaces, with a total area of 8,635 sq.m., approximately. The green spaces that will be formed will be 4, with a minimum area of 738 sq.m. and a maximum area of 4,263 sq.m .. The total green area is equal to 10% of the net land area of the plot under development resulting from the removal of roads or other accesses that may affect the property.
– General Policy Provisions of the current Rural Policy Statement, regarding the allocation of land to the public, which will be used as an open public space (free green space, square, etc.).
– Private green spaces. Within the boundaries of the plots that will be formed, and along the road network of the proposed development, strips of private greenery will be created which will be tangential to the sidewalk boundaries, and will be approximately 1.5 to 2.0 meters wide.
– Community equipment area, with a total area of 2,326 sq.m., approximately. It is equal to 3% of the net land area of the plot under development and is in line with the current Rural Policy Statement, regarding the allocation of land to the public, which will be used as a public space for social equipment.
– 79 plots, with a total area of 75,368 sq.m., approximately. From the plots the minimum area will be 800 sq.m., and the maximum area will be 1,847 sq.m., approximately.
In the Opinion of the project it is mentioned that based on the spatial planning of the proposed development, during the separation of the plots, part of the cypress trees that are in the study area, are foreseen to be cut. These cypresses are used by bird species as resting and feeding points and possibly as nesting points. It is estimated that 435 cypress trees will be cut down and about 365 will be preserved.
The Environmental Authority, after taking into account the criteria of the Fourth Annex of the Law, does not object to the construction of the project under the terms / conditions mentioned in the Terms Annex.