The two floors which were illegally built at the Sun City project will have to be demolished, according to comments made by Interior Minister Nicos Nouris.
An enforcement notice will be issued by the town planning department to the company responsible he said on Wednesday.
The enforcement notice will require that the project abides by the environmental impact assessment and the urban planning permit.
The project, in which the former Akel deputy Christakis Giovanis’ Giovani Group is involved, is located in the Ayia Thekla area – next to the marina.
Giovanis resigned his post earlier this month after he appeared ready in an undercover Al Jazeera video to help a Chinese businessman with a criminal record — who it later emerged was fictitious – secure a Cypriot passport.
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 as reported by daily Phileleftheros, the plot of land in question falls within the tourist zone T2a of the Sotira Municipality – where only hotels of up to three floors or five levels are allowed.