The Department of Environment, of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment are evaluating the Environmental Impact Assessment Study of the spatial planning (Master Plan) for the construction of a golf course and all related facilities. The club will be named ‘Ayia Napa Forest Golf’, which will take part of the state forestry land and specifically the ‘Ayia Napa Forest’, state and private land at the ‘Mazeri tou Koukou’ site, as well as at the ‘Atopetres - Perneres’ site, within the administrative boundaries of the Municipalities of Ayia Napa and Paralimni, in the Famagusta region.
The entire development will be carried out by AYIA NAPA FOREST GOLF LTD, to whom the state land will be allocated. It is worth noting that the state land will be granted with an annual rental fee, that is going to be calculated by the Department of Lands and Surveys, of the Ministry of Interior, at 5% of the total market value, after calculating the total size of the requested land. The rent will be reviewed every five years. The lease term will be for an initial period of 33 years, renewable for two more periods of 25 years each. State land will only be used to build the golf course with all associated facilities.
The land that is expected to be occupied for the proposed project amounts to 1,037,628 m2, of which 590,000 m2 is going to be leased state forest land, 139.79 m2 and 308.149 m2 of private land.
For this land, a spatial planning application has been submitted for an 18-hole golf course including auxiliary facilities (Clubhouse, parking space, space for the maintenance of the golf course etc.) and other related developments including tourism development (5-star hotel), commercial development (shops and a multi-functional conference hall) and residential development (houses and complexes), according to the decision of the Council of Ministers.
The development of the golf course will include a world-class 18-hole golf course with standards that will allow it to host international golf competitions as well as attracting tourists to Cyprus. It will also include a practice and learning pitch where guests and locals can learn and practice, bathroom facilities on site, access strips for the movement of golf carts around the course, the Clubhouse and a unit for the maintenance of the golf course.
The building of the Members' Club will be a conventional building with reinforced concrete, a brick-filled body and aluminium openings. The building is designed to be Class A energy with a central electrical air conditioning system and with external thermal insulation. This building will have 2 or 3 floors and a basement. The total area of the building will be 3,000 m2 with an expected coverage of 1,000 - 1,500 m2 and an expected depth of 3 - 4 metres from the natural terrain. The building will have approximately 75 parking spaces, both open-air and underground.
The tourist development will include a luxurious 5-star hotel with an original capacity of 500 beds (250 rooms) and all the amenities that enrich the tourist product such as spa, swimming pools, gym, restaurants, bars etc. The proposed hotel will have ten (10) floors and one (1) basement. Its total area will be 15,000 m2.
The hotel will have a total of 225 parking spaces, both underground and outdoor. In a future phase the 5-star hotel is expected to expand by 100%, doubling the number of beds and its facilities.
The target is a uniform housing development with luxurious modern houses with minimal architecture and the use of natural materials, as natural as possible in light shades. The total number of houses will be 228, of which 216 will be two-storey houses with a building area of 140 m2, while the remaining 12 will be two-storey houses with a building area of 200 m2.
In the complex developments there will be a construction of a total of 60 residencies of 140 m2.
The commercial development, which will be built in the form of square suburban space, will be the link between all the proposed uses. It will include shops for every day use, a multipurpose hall and underground and outdoor parking spaces. The shops as well as the multipurpose hall will cover 2 or 3 floors with a basement. These buildings will have a total area of 6,000 m2. The underground areas will have a total area of 1,500 m2. Parking spaces are estimated at 130, some of which will be underground.