By Tara Rippin • 05 March 2020 • 10:56
CLEAN UP: Mijas to have clean beaches by Semana Santa.
Credit: Ayuntamiento de Almuñecar
ALMUÑECAR Council has requested €1.35 million to ‘urgently restore safety and the quality of the beaches in the municipality’ which were devastated by recent storms.
Surveys carried out by the Department of Beaches and Tourism estimate this will be the cost of carrying out extensive reparation work, and is urging the Ministry of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, the General Directorate of Coasts and the Government Subdelegation in Granada, to stump up the cash.
Councillor of Beaches, Daniel Barbero, said the action is necessary to ‘avoid repeated damage caused by heavy rain and strong winds’ and added: “The demands have been made to repair the damages suffered as a result of the maritime storms, but no response has been obtained as yet.”
FORMER GLORY: The council is keen to restore the beaches asap.
A report compiled by the council’s technicians highlights the “considerable and urgent damage to correct” which include the water park defence pier, the loss of sand in the area next to the park on Velilla beach, improvements to the breakwater of protection on the beach Fuentepidra and Puerta del Mar, the breakwater on Cotobro beach, lost sand on Marina del Este beach, and future protection of the Peña Parda area next to Cerro Gordo (La Herradura).
The request was agreed almost unanimously at a meeting this week by the political parties PP, Más Almuñécar, Ciudadanos, CA and PSOE, with the abstention of Adelante Andalucía.al parties.
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