Should Algarrobico be allowed to open?

CARBONERAS believes that the controversial hotel on the Algarrobico beach, is like the “goose with golden eggs.”

A report in Spanish newspaper, El Pais claimed that Carboneras and neighbouring towns are fighting to save the building in the Cabo de Gata Natural Park.

Construction of the hotel was paralysed in 2007 after it was denounced by ecological groups.

Then, two months ago, the high court ruled that the hotel too near the coastline and therefore illegal. A demolition order for part of the building was set to be enforced.

Now, according to the report, fourteen (mainly conservative PP) Almeria municipalities, have bound together in order to reverse the court’s decision.

Carboneras, Mojacar, Vera, Garrucha, Huercal-Overa, Turre, Los Gallardos and seven more town halls, approved a motion requesting that the hotel be allowed to open.

The motion has been presented to the central and Andalucian governments.

The socialist PSOE government wants the demolition to go ahead. Business-owners and workers in the fourteen towns, agreed that opening the twenty-floor hotel would immediately create hundreds of jobs, giving the economy a much-needed boost.

What do you think? Should it be demolished, or should the hotel be opened in order to create jobs for local people? Send your opinions and comments to [email protected]

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