Cala Mosca opponents fight from another angle in Orihuela Costa

CALA MOSCA: Orihuela Costa’s last unbuilt coastal area Photo credit: CLARO

THE CLARO party’s Bob Houliston  described as “preposterous” claims that building 2,200 new homes on Orihuela Costa’s would be environmentally-friendly.

“It would constitute the loss of the last green area on 16 kilometres of Orihuela coast, endangering a rare flower and snail protected by European Union directives,”  Houliston said.

The CLARO president dismissed the promise of an extensive micro-reserve offering the two species “unparalleled protection” as unbelievable: “It flies in the face of the neglect shown to their protection before any building has even taken place.”

Houliston explained that CLARO presented the original petition with over 7,000 signatures to the European Parliament in 2010 and succeeded in halting the development.

The party recently submitted a complaint to SEPRONA, the Guardia Civil’s environmental unit, denouncing the neglect of the two species. “They were originally protected by mesh fencing which has been allowed to collapse over the years and no longer prevents walkers, cyclists and dogs from destroying their habitat,”  Houliston said.

Seprona has now passed on CLARO’s complaint to the Public Prosecution department as well an Orihuela court in order to establish whether an offence has been committed.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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