«We are not aware of this project, beyond what has been published in the media. It will be the technicians who will issue the mandatory and binding reports, with the rigor that they always do, and from there it will be when the viability of the project is studied. With these words yesterday, the delegate of the Andalusian Government in the province, Patricia Navarro, referred to the urban project promoted by the Sociedad Azucarera Larios SL to develop an 18-hole golf course, 680 homes and a luxury hotel in La Vega from Tetuán, next to the natural setting of the Cliffs of Maro-Cerro Gordo.
Asked by SUR on the occasion of her visit to Nerja to present the 'Safe Beaches' plan, which will allow the hiring of 45 auxiliaries in the town to reinforce the security device due to the coronavirus pandemic, the delegate of the Andalusian bipartite government, PP and Cs, noted that in the year and a half that has been in office "has seen everything." "There were many development projects that have been taken out of the drawers, which were blocked by the socialist governments," he said to add: "We are not scare away companies, we want to attract investment, to generate employment, and more in a situation like the current one, where the health crisis
However, Navarro did not want to enter into the details of an urban project that aims to requalify 250 hectares of agricultural land, owned by Larios, some of them classified as special protection, and some also partially affected by the protection as a Property of Interest. Cultural (BIC) of the Cave of Nerja and the Picturesque Place of Maro. "In the sectoral reports to be issued, when the time comes, we do not interfere, unlike what others did, we abide by what they say," said the delegate of the Board.
In any case, Navarro warned that the initiative is in a "very initial" phase, pending the approval of the agreement by the City Council, after analyzing the allegations presented by the Fundación Otra Maro and Nerja es Posible, ecologists, PSOE, Adelante and the Maro agricultural cooperative. "If it is technically, urbanly and environmentally viable, being compatible with the preservation of the surrounding resources, it will be authorized, according to the technical reports."
On the other hand, regarding the control of the beaches of the Maro area, Navarro pointed out that they are coordinating with the City Council to comply with the contingency plan, which foresees capacity limitations. "Beaches are already closing when it is reached," he said.