The County Council knocks down the projects for three sections of the coastal path in Vélez

The County Council knocks down the projects for three sections of the coastal path in Vélez

New slowdown in the execution of the coastal path in the municipality of Vélez-Málaga. The Provincial Government has unfavorably reported the projects drawn up by the City Council corresponding to three sections corresponding to the western zone and included between the Arroyo de Chilches and Las Adelfas -1,747 meters in length- for a total amount of 1,168,775 euros. The reasons are the same in all three cases. Differences in the occupation surface of the Public Terrestrial Maritime Domain, the Traffic Easement zone and the Protection zone with respect to those indicated in the provisional authorization of the Environment of the Board, as well as for lacking a geotechnical study, si

The government team of the Vélez-Málaga City Council, made up of PSOE and GIPMTM, presented the projects of the Senda Litoral between Chilches and Benajarafe, in December 2019 and demanded that the Provincial Council speed it up. According to the Councilor for Infrastructures, Juan Antonio García, the City Council has already commissioned the drafting team of the projects to carry out the required corrections to send them back to the Provincial Council so that they can be approved as soon as possible.

The residents of Chilches and Benajarafe have carried out various protest actions to demand improvements in the area, such as the coastal path, in addition to a north pavement on the old N-340 and more public services. The Asociación Plataforma Ciudadana por Benajarafe y Chilches (ByCH) said yesterday it was in "shock" after learning that the projects have been unfavorably reported. This was expressed at least by Olga Rodríguez, one of the representatives of ByCH.

Although the County Council drafted more than five years ago the projects of the three sections affected without occupying the Public Domain to speed up the works as much as possible, the City Council chose to write them again occupying part of the Terrestrial Maritime Public Domain, which has delayed their execution

The affected projects are section II, which ranges from the Chilches stream to the Cañada del Antiguo Camino de Chilches to Vélez, 1,130 meters long and with a budget of 470,604 euros, including two 10-meter long bridges. Another of the sections is the third, which covers from the Cañada de Antiguo Camino de Chilches to Vélez to the Arroyo Pataseca, budgeted at 484,858 euros, 790 meters long and with four bridges, three of 10 meters and one of 14 in length . The fourth section covers from the Pataseca stream to Las Adelfas. Its length is 490 meters, it includes a 12-meter long bridge and it is budgeted at 213,131 euros.

Of all the sections of the path planned, the western coast of the municipality, only one has been executed, the one between the Santillán stream and the Chilches stream, which represented 334,000 euros.

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