Salobreña Marina Closer
Salobreña is closer to having its own marina, after the Delegación de Cultura approved the development plan in the area of the old sugar factory; i.e. where the stone pier stands in La Caleta. The Town Hall needed the green light from Cultura, because the old sugar factory is catalogued as a BIC (Bien de Interés Cultural, or Heritage of Cultural Interest.)
The development plan, which covers the whole area of La Caleta, still has to receive the seal of approval from the Comisión Provincial de Urbanismo, but this will be the last and definitive approval needed before going ahead.
But the BIC label for the area has not been an obstacle for the Town Hall’s plans, as the Town Hall requested such consideration for the old factory and work on a development plan to incorporate it.
The idea to have a pleasure port in La Caleta goes back a long way and was included in the 1989 PGOU. The project comprises of 316 berths and a total surface area of 84,000 sq/m, within which will be included 14,400 sq/m of commercial and leisure premises.