Torrenueva Costa Town Hall has ordered a partial demolition of a property at the end of Calle Peñón de Jolúcar, which gives access to the statue of the Virgin.
The steps leading up to the statue of the patron saint of the village – the house is joined to the steps – will eventually lead via a footpath to the Playa de la Joya.
The line of old houses next to the steps are, in some cases, ruinous and in danger of collapsing, according to the Town Hall. One of them illegally extends into public property where the steps run, which is why it is being partially demolished.
The owners of the 40-year-old property agreed to the demolition of about 100 sq/m of the house in exchange for help from the Town Hall to legalise what is left of it, informed the Mayor, Plácido Lara, explaining that it is his intention to both create a small public square there and open up the footpath to the other beach.
The projected footpath will pass over a bridge suspended 40 metres up and 30 metres in length in order to cross a space between two cliffs. The bridge will cost around 200,000 euros.
However, for those not keen on the idea of wobbling around on a bridge over an impressive drop, there will also be an alternative route to reach the Playa de la Joya… without the excitement.
(News: Torrenueva Costa, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)