Fighting a Losing Battle

MOT Playa Granada DamageHigh winds driving strong surf have eaten away Playa Granada in Motril again leaving the chiringuito sector far from happy.

The Chairman of the Asociación de Chiringuitos de la Costa Tropical, Francisco Trujillo, observed that even the weaker gales; ones that hardly made a mark on the beach 20 years ago, now carve away metres of seashore.

“We have no idea at what stage the environment-impact report has reached,” he pointed out, referring to the breakwater projects for the Playa Granada and Salobreña.

Trying to get a meeting with the Madrid bigwigs is proving impossible, too. It was in August when the chiringuito association, together with the Motril Chamber of Commerce and the AECOST & ADEHOS business associations, requested a meeting with the Directora General de Costas, Ana Oroño, but they heard nothing back from her. They tried again in September with the same result.

They want to know what Madrid plans to do about the problem in the long and medium term because, they feel, the changing climate is having an ever-increasing negative affect on Motril’s beaches.

(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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