The City Council of Vélez-Málaga remains firm in its intention to carry out the project 'Brick-Beach', which aims to enable a debris recycling plant to be used in the regeneration of the municipality's beaches, starting with the one that disappeared in Mezquitillla, a root of the construction of the port of Caleta. Despite criticism from the GIPMTM and the PP, which opposes its location in the Taramillas area, next to the wastewater treatment plant and the waste transfer plant, the mayor of Empresa y Empleo, María José Roberto (PSOE), insisted Yesterday, the initiative has the support of the European Union.
The project, with a budget of five million euros, of which four come from community funds, has the participation of the Junta de Andalucía, the University of Malaga, the association of companies AGRECA and the Aula del Mar. According to the mayor , the houses closest to the planned site "are at least 700 meters, almost one kilometer". "It is a reference project in Europe and in the world of the circular economy, because the sewage sludge and recycled water will be used to perform the tasks of reusing the materials," Roberto explained.
"The site chosen is not arbitrary, it is a sector that is defined in the PGOU, and the location has been endorsed by the technicians of the European Union, as a suitable site," argued the councilor velena, who said that in other municipalities Nearby, like Granada or Mijas, there are waste treatment plants for construction "next to schools, hotels, restaurants and urbanizations, with a golf course," he added. PP and GIPMTM, partner of the local government with the PSOE, ask that another alternative location be studied.