It looks like Altos de Cármenes de Mar in La Herradura will be getting a new access lane.
This is thanks to a motion that was carried at the latest Plenary Meeting of the Almuñécar Town Council. The motion was put forward by Convergencia Andaluza (Benavides) and approved unanimously.
The first step is to alter the PGOU (Municipal Urban Development Plan) so that it contemplates (permits) an emergency, alternative, access lane owing to the existing one being “impassable.” This modification would be given high priority owing to public safety concerns.
A project will be drawn up based on the Technical Study provided by the Comunidad de Propietarios.
In the meantime, the Town Council will manage the purchase or ceding of the two pieces of land where the new, access lane will run. This uncultivated land belongs to Cerro Gordo SL.
Lastly, the Town Hall will ear-mark funds from the Municipal Budget for the subsidiary work which the Town Hall is legally obligated to carry out in the form of main infrastructure. This obligation was imposed by a finding by the Provincial Law Courts on 30/12/2016.
Editorial comment: the spokespersons of each political party emphasised how important this work was and the Mayor said that she had been accompanying the owners’ association to the different administrations to solve the structural problems that the urbanización has, yet none of them mentioned that the project should never have been given a building licence in the first place when everybody, right down from the Municipal Surveyor to local goat herders, knew that the hillside was unstable.
If anybody bears responsibility for this inexcusable mess, it is the Town Hall, therefore these verbal, self-congratully pats on the back for helping the owners’ association by accompanying them to meetings with higher administrations are cynical, if not down right insulting.
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)