The Junta de Andalucia has announced that it will try to develop the resources of the municipalities on the Costa Tropical through its POT (Plan de Ordenacion del Territorio), which is the area equivalent to a municipalities PGOU (General Urban Development Plan). The Junta said that it would attempt this while still protecting the environment and optimizing tourism.
The POT contemplates the creation of new leisure ports/marinas within specified stretches of coastline: from la Punta de San Jose to Playa Cotobro; from the Punta de Velilla to an including La Guardia, excluding the Tesorill-Salobreña protected seabeds. Next, from Castell de Ferro to the Punta Banos (Baños) and finally the coastline between Albuñol and Huarea.
They will also be including inland or dry marinas, although the only one proposed to-date, is the one that has been put forward by Motril.
Three department heads presented the definitive form of the POT in Salobrena, which is to be approved by the Board of Ministers for the Junta de Andalucia before the year is out.
The POT will be beneficial for the 16 municipalities that it covers, which have a combined population of 127,000.
As for the marinas, the POT proposes open spaces and business premises as well as the hostelry trade and one related to the sea (diving schools etc).
So, summing up, now that they have finally got their act together, there is no money to actually build anything, but algo es algo.
(Costa Tropical News: Costa tropical, Granada, Andalucia)