Whilst Motril is going all out to get its marina off to a start, over in the Axarquia, Torrox is banging on the Junta’s door to get their one approved.
The Torrox marina project is planned for an area known as Playa Calaceite, which lies between Nerja and Torrox and has been three decades in the making. However, it is on the political change over in the Junta de Andalucía, now in the hands of a right-wing coalition, that they are pinning their hopes upon.
For this reason, in a recent Plenary Meeting of the Torrox Town Council a motion was unanimous approved to urge the Junta to bring this marina into being.
The motion was put forward by the Mayor, Óscar Medina (PP), calling upon the Consejería de Fomento, Infraestructuras y Ordenación del Territorio de la Junta de Andalucía to process the project’s administrative file “with the greatest of brevity possible.”
In the area around the marina some 3,000 dwellings will be built (surprise!) as well as a golf course, explained the Mayor, adding that this project would consolidate Axarquia as a tourist destination, economically benefiting Torrox.
Editorial comment: all too often these marina projects are more about opening up previously green-belt land to new housing and as an incentive, a golf course is promised. In many cases the houses go up but the marina or golf course (sometimes both) fail to materialise.
(News: Torrox, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)