Andalucia government working on hotel demolition in Costa Almeria natural park

STILL THERE: The El Algarrobico remains standing 14 years after the works were paralysed. CREDIT:

THE Junta de Andalucia is looking at how to go about demolishing the El Algarrobico hotel on a beach in Carboneras, the Finance, Industry and Energy regional minister Juan Bravo told press during a trip to Brussels this week.
According to Bravo the regional government is “working to see” how to carry out and fund the cost of the demolition operation and actions for the environmental recovery of the zone.
“There is a sentence which will have to be tackled”, he commented, while admitting that the issue is a “problem”, but one which the administration inherited.
He pointed out the cost of the demolition will be very high, and will have to be met by the Junta, but also repeated the administration’s commitment to try and return the beach to its natural state.
The El Algarrobico is located within the border of the Cabo de Gata National park, only 50 metres from the sea. The 411-room hotel was 95 per cent completed when in 2006 the works were paralysed for being in a protected area and violating the Coasts Law following a legal claim presented by Ecologists in Action and Salvemos Mojacar.
Since then there have been a whole series of court rulings and appeals, and for now the structure remains standing.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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