10 Feb, 2010 @ 19:57
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We’re not caving in

A BLOCKED golf course development planned to be built above Nerja’s famous caves could still go ahead.

It comes after Medgroup’s billionaire backer George Soros demanded to know why the La Coladilla complex has been delayed.

Soros – who infamously bet against the pound on Black Wednesday – has called for the Junta to stop blocking the proposal.

Despite being rejected in 2005, Medgroup is still trying to force through the project.

Not only will the complex infringe on the Sierra de Tejada y Almijara natural parks.

But it will also be built next to the famous Cuevas de Nerja network of caves.

An 18-hole golf course, five-star hotel and 1000 luxury home covering an area more than 1000 square metres are among the ambitious plans proposed by Medgroup.

Nerja mayor José Alberto Armijo has previously said that the complex would “revolutionise” the Costa del Sol’s economy.

After Medgroup bought the land from Nerja town hall, the Junta stepped in to block the project in 2005.

Medgroup is now awaiting a verdict after instigating legal action demanding the return of the eleven million euros already paid to Nerja council.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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1 Comment

  1. Soros is evil personified. Betting on market crashes is unethical to the extreme – a man with no conscience at all. The caves and surrounding environs are much more important than a stupid Golf course. Who is going to buy these 1000 luxury homes when there are hundreds of thousands of similar unsold properties sitting around decaying?

    José Alberto Armijo should be ashamed; he has a world class wonder on his doorstep, but thinks it could be further improved by pouring more concrete on top of it! Why are the Spanish so stupid? Overbuilding put Spain in the perilous state it is in today. José Alberto Armijo is clearly looking forward to getting some brown envelopes out of the deal… that’s why he wants this project to go ahead.

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