AN overwhelming 80% of Olive Press readers agree that the ugly Algarrobico Hotel should be demolished, following the Supreme Court’s shock ruling that it is in fact legal.
Following our front page story last issue, hundreds of you gave your opinions in an online poll.
We reported how the TSJA High Court of Andalucia had inexplicably ruled that the hotel in Almeria was legal despite previously ruling that it was illegal.
Greenpeace have now lodged an official appeal with the Supreme Court, arguing that the 20-storey monstrosity violates the State Land Act and contradicts the previous ruling that the hotel is built in the conservation zone the Cabo de Gata Natural Park.
More than 20 ecological organisations have united under the banner ‘Desmontando el Algarrobico’ with the aims of increasing public awareness.
They are demanding the immediate demolition of the hotel and are planning a series of campaigns and events to promote the campaign.
Many people fear that developers are now planning another seven hotels in the protected area, as well as a 1,500-home urbanization and a golf course.