News in Brief for Alicante province’s Costa Blanca North area

BETTER DRAINAGE: Alfaz’s mayor Vicente Arques visits work in progress in Albir Photo credit: Alfaz town hall

Drain gain WORK has begun on renewing the obsolete main drainage and storm drain system for 30 properties in Albir’s Riu Girona, Riu Vinalopo, Riu Amadorio and Rio Serpis streets.  The €179,472 project affecting 416 metres of sewage pipes also includes resurfacing the four streets when work has been completed.

Fast response AMJASA, the municipally-owned company responsible for Javea’s domestic water supply, has installed fire hydrants on the Granadella and Portitxol beaches, both of which are surrounded by highly-inflammable pines.  The hydrants will help to increase the fire services’ response time in the event of a forest fire, Amjasa said.

Parking panic MOST of the plot of land used for decades as a free car park adjoining El Campello’s Carrer la Mar beach has been closed off. Spaces were reduced from 130 to 50 as the owners announced their intention of using most of the site to build a hotel.

Less sunny VALENCIAN COMMUNITY municipalities may allocate only 3 per cent of their non-building land to solar energy plants, a decision that will particularly affect Jijona, Elda, Villena, Monovar and Salinas, all of which have extensive installations.  Most town halls welcomed the Generalitat ruling, which was criticised only by Salinas.

Site fright CALPE town hall cancelled planning permission granted in 2006 for a 24-storey, four-star hotel on the La Fossa beach. Since then the developers have done no more than excavate the site, which is filled with stagnant water and whose state is a source of constant complaints from residents

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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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