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Paphos municipality to demolish buildings after court decision

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Paphos district court has today annulled an interim decree, issued earlier this year at the request of Aristo Developers prohibiting the demolition of its own buildings by Paphos municipality for improvement works as part of the municipality’s upgrade plan.

The buildings are located on Evagoras Pallikarides Avenue, a main artery in central Paphos where construction work is currently underway.

According to a statement released by the municipality, Paphos district court rejected the argument made by Aristo Developers that the building demolitions could not be carried out by the municipality’s appointed contractor without a decree of expropriation.

“The Paphos district court has issued an injunction, and has rejected all allegations that Paphos Mayor, Phedonas Phedonos, and the town’s municipal secretary acted independently, and without the approval of the municipal council,” the statement added.

The court further ruled that Aristo Developers had no rational basis on which their claim could succeed. Furthermore, the property developer ignored the ordinance, which gives the legal right to Paphos municipality to carry out the upgrading works aimed at the further improvement of the town.

Aristo Developers is expected to cover all costs incurred in the legal proceedings.

 

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