The Town Planning department has sent an enforcement notice to the companies responsible for the “Sun City Spa Resort & Residences” project in Sotira requiring the immediate demolition of two extra floors illegally built.
Disgraced former Akel deputy Christakis Giovanis’ Giovani Group and “Jim Chang Cyprus Developing Ltd” are the two companies behind the Famagusta region development.
The notice sent is dated October 21, 2020 and calls for the development to be restored – within five days – on the basis of the planning permission obtained.
“As a result, the two additional floors that were erected without obtaining the planning permission should be demolished immediately,” it added.
Giovanis resigned his post in October after he appeared ready in an undercover Al Jazeera video to help a Chinese businessman with a criminal record secure a Cypriot passport.
Demetris Syllouris who was also seen in the shocking video also stepped down from his House Speaker’s post.
The five-star resort received permission for seven levels, five stories, a basement and ground floor but construction appears to violate these terms with seven stories currently under construction.
Permission was granted for 203 rooms comprising an area of 15,930m2 but the plot of land in question falls within the tourist zone T2a of the Sotira Municipality.
The zone provides that only hotels of up to three floors or five levels are allowed.