Public making voices heard over plan in Orihuela Costa

AGAINST DEVELOPMENT: CLARO members collect almost 1,000 completed surveys on Cala Mosca plans.

RESIDENTS have raised their concerns on the development of Cala Mosca, Orihuela Costa, with almost 1,000 people participating in a public consultation on the future of the site.

“This shows the strength of feeling in support of saving Cala Mosca from excessive urbanisation and house building,” said Bob Houliston, president of C.L.A.R.O. which spearheaded the campaign to get the public to take part in the three-week consultation period.

As the deadline came close residents of all nationalities continued to enter the C.L.A.R.O. offices in Punta Prima to fill out the survey and express their views. A total of 941 questionnaires were handed in. 

It was back in 2007 that the Cala Mosca development plan was passed. It was modified in 2008/09 but the C.L.A.R.O. party was so opposed to the plans that it took a 7,000 signature petition to the European Parliament, which halted works.

Bob believes the high level of participation will help ensure that strict procedures are observed in the Environmental Impact Study which will now follow to safeguard the presence of a protected species of flower and snail and keep any house building to a minimum.

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