IT has taken a decade, but Nerja could finally be digging itself out of a deep, dark hole.

After years of negotiation, plans are finally progressing on the town’s sewage works.

The Junta has referred a new plan to the Environment Ministry for an environmental impact study.

Another project, which is to be financed by the central government, was previously rejected by Madrid but the plans have since been revised.

It is hoped work will begin following the three month investigation.

Currently all raw sewage from the town goes into the sea.