Official letters have been received today from those who lodged objections with the State Planning Department (DTPLI) confirming that the application for demolition of the Palace and construction of a 72.25 metre-high tower with 200 hotel rooms and 91 apartments has been denied.
This is terrific news! and we sincerely thank you all for submitting your objection letters. If it hadn’t have been for the overwhelming mass of objections that were sent in to the Planning Minister who knows what the outcome could have been.
Whilst this is a win and we’d love to dance around and celebrate, we also need to recognize that it isn’t a victory. The Palace Theatre site still remains unprotected and vulnerable to redevelopment. The developer can submit subsequent proposals that may satisfy the planning requirements. It is for this reason that we are working to have the Palace Theatre formally protected.
Please stay tuned and up to date with our page as we will be bringing more new information to all in the coming weeks. But for now, go ahead and reach for that top shelf, open a drink and raise a toast to the Palace Theatre!
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