Maro Project Goes to Court

NRJ PSOE Against GolfOpposition to the Larios golf project, that will occupy some 250 hectares of farming land has moved up a notch as the PSOE will take it to court.

The Secretary General of the Málaga provinicial branch of the PSOE, José Luis Ruiz Espejo, announced that 50 socialist senators had presented a legal recourse before the Tribunal Constitucional to have the project stopped by putting into question the decree used by the Nerja Town Hall to recategorise the land.

The decree effectively alters 27 protection laws by removing legal impediments to construction projects in greenbelt land, the PSOE Spokesperson claims.

Regional Senator, Sr. Ruiz Espejo considers that the announced ‘green tourism’ planned by the conservative-led Junta has been shown up for what it really is by the project and the other one approved by the Junta in the Parque Natural de Níjar where a hotel is being built in the middle of the protected natural park, next to a virgin beach.

This came the day after a visit by the Junta bigwig, Elías Bendodo, to Nerja where he said that the project must have all the “environmental guarantees,” when questioned about the controversial golf-course project. He considers that the Junta is bent upon extending urban intrusion into greenbelt or parklands.

The project, which will border the protected area of Los Cantilados de Maro-Cerro Gordo, consists of an 18-hole golf course, 680 dwellings and a luxury hotel converted out of the old sugar factory on the plot.

(News: Maro, Nerja, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia – Photo: E. Cabezas)

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