STRUGGLING IN are LOCKDOWN: The community of Benidorm support a food bank for those less fortunate. Photo credit: Miguel Hermoso Cuesta

BENIDORM town hall will give permission for a €950,000 car park and lookout point near the Poniente beach.
This will be constructed on municipally-owned land although the cost will be met by the developers.
Urban Development councillor Lourdes Caselles revealed that the 10,000-square metre car park with a capacity for 450 vehicles would be “a remarkable building” with a free lift to a lookout 30 metres above the ground with views of the entire Poniente beach.
Users will be able to access the car park from the seafront, said Caselles.
“The developers could have limited themselves to asphalting the land for a functional car park,” she pointed out, instead of opting for “an exceptional building” and the lookout.
Providing a car park was part of the agreement between the development company and the town hall when planning permission was granted.
Other conditions included completing development of the Poniente district and connecting Avenida Vicente Perez Devesa with the Promenade while ensuring an adequate runoff for surface water on 25,000 square metres of land destined for public use.
It was also agreed that the developer would construct the section of Avenida del Moralet running through the Poniente area and building a roundabout on Avenida Villajoyosa at the location of the old Red Cross post.

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