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Joined: Nov 15, 2006 Posts: 81 Location: Puerto Marina
Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:31 pm Post subject: By-pass for P.M. and Macenas Project
Those of you not able to read the local papers may be interested in these items from Januarys Focus Magazine.
The Med Croup Macenas Beach project in Mojacar has reached the stage where the first properties are finished. It is intended that from March 2008 the first ten villas could be occupied. 500 of the total of 1,400 properties have been sold, with 50% of the sales to Spanish Nationals. The golf course is scheduled for opening in July 2008. Initial work has started on the building of the 5 star 'Westin1 hotel which is planned to open during 2009. The total cost of the 280 hectare project is calculated as 360 million euros.
Approval has been given for the construction of several road improvements in the Vera, Garrucha & Mojacar area. A meeting of representatives of the respective municipalities and the Junta de Andalucia has agreed on several projects. The Carrucha-Vera AL-1200 is to be made dual carriageway along the whole length. This will improve the traffic flow, at present as many as 10,000 vehicles per day. The bad junction with this road and the Puerto-Rey / Mercadona access will be improved by the building of a fly-over. This junction is also going to be the location of a new feeder road to the Garrucha-Turre by-pass coming out where the Mojacar relief road joins the by-pass. The plans also allow for the extension of the Mojacar by-pass, from the petrol station to the Hotel Puerto Marina on the Carboneras road.
The Famous 'El Algarrobico' Hotel
Accusations are again flying regarding the future of the 'El Algarrobico1 partly finished Hotel in Carboneras. Ecologists are claiming that under a new plan for the area the hotel will be made 90% legal and the only part to be demolished will be the swimming pools. According to the ecologists a 'deal' has been struck between the developers and government so that the hotel will be treated as 'existing' under the new guidelines, and the boundary from the beach will be accepted as only 50 metres, rather than 100. This would mean that the only demolition would be the swimming pools.
Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:41 am Post subject: Playa Macenas
Article in "The Euro Weekly News" - 25/9/08 - 1/10/08.
"Report declares Macenas built on protected land".
MORE evidence has been presented to the Judge in the case brought by environmental protest groups Salvemos Mojacar and Salvemos Macenas, against the macro-development taking place next to Macenas beach in Mojacar.
According to Salvemos Mojacar, the report last week shows that the development is built in the LIC (Lugar de Interes Comunitario) protected area of the Sierra Cabrera and affects several protected habitants.
The legal action brought by the protest groups asks the court, presided over by the Judge who declared the Macenas hotel building licence illegal, for the paralysation of construction work until the case has been heard and that irrigation of the golf course be stopped due to it being watered with water destined for human consumption.
The company building the complex has reiterated that it has obtained all the necessary permissions and licences to build in the area and has highlighted its efforts to do all it can to respect the environment.
Among the environmental measures it has taken is the installation of its own waste water treatment plant that will treat all the waste water produced by the resort. The plant features the latest biomembrane technology and will produce recycled water ideal for watering the golf course and green areas when the apartments are completed and have people living in them.
The Macenas project is also said to have affected about half of the world's population of sea lavender (Linomium estevei), which is a critically endangered endemic species of the province of Almeria, of which it is claimed there were only 11,500 examples left. Those plants affected by the works were transplanted to a preservation area by scientists in an effort to save them, although Salvemos Mojacar claims the plants moved have since died".
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