Protest in Portocolom

PROTEST: Citizens have denounced the extension of a path that runs along Sa Bassa Nova. Credit: Salvem Portocolom.

AROUND 300 people held a protest in Portocolom last weekend to denounce the construction of a path which is to be built in the area.
The controversy for the work was unleashed last week when a company hired by Ports de les Illes Balears began to lay slabs of concrete to extend a pedestrian path that runs along Sa Bassa Nova by 300 metres.
Immediately, neighbours and groups such as Salvem Portocolom voiced their contempt for the construction, in belief that Sa Bassa Nova is one of the few areas of natural coastline that remains in the port.
In a statement at the rally, Miquel Àngel Lobo, spokesman for Salvem Portocolom, asked for the land be restored to its previous state, adding that “there was no justification for the work since many people use it without problem”.
Due to the opposing opinions on the extension, a meeting will be held between Ports de les Illes Balears and the Town Hall to assess what should be done in the area and if the project should continue.

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