Spanish pressure groups unite to save Ronda gorge

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Spanish pressure groups unite to save Ronda gorge

PRESSURE groups have united behind the IU party to oppose a ‘crazy’ scheme which will see 22 houses and a hotel built on Ronda’s famous Tajo gorge.

Ecologistas en Accion and the Plataforma en Defensa del Tajo are demanding a halt to the project, which has just been passed by the new PP mayor.

The scheme at the Casa Rua site has been opposed since it was first proposed in 1980.

Opponents say the development will have a ‘major visual impact’ on the famous landscape.

“This is a crazy scheme that will spoil one of the area’s most photographed views,” said a spokesman for the green groups.

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  1. Ronda’s heart-stopping gorge, “El Tajo” must be saved at all costs. Without those beautiful views, the town will lose most of its tourist dollars. By the way, how is the situation with the sewage, these days? Is it still emptying into El Tajo?

  2. Brilliant idea. Yes let’s build houses in a country what is completely for sale. Yes, let’s build on the best spot of Ronda attracting tourist, to make sure they won’t come anymore in the future. Absolutely, genius thinking, excellent management and an excellent vision of how to destroy one of the most important life-lines of a village (Ronda is a village) by building houses and a hotel. Have a look around Ronda, how many skeletons of (illegal) hotels are around. Maybe it’s better to make those work properly instead of wasting an important source of income for the future. I would love to read the business plan and marketing plan behind those ideas. I’m sure I don’t need a gun to shoot them completely to pieces, not even pointing the gun.

    maybe it’s time for a corruption investigation on this project…

  3. It’s really important that no building goes on there. I live in London but stayed in Casares for a while years ago. The white villages of spain have been interfered with enough already. Private development on that site will ruin not merely Ronda’s beauty but its potential to make a living for its residents.

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