By Wendy Williams
LISTED buildings have been reduced to rubble in the historical town of Mijas.
Alternativa Mijeña, a residents association, has publicly denounced the act, considering it to be an attack on the historical and artistic heritage of the town.
According to the group, it is nonsense that the council (PSOE) should have permitted the demolition of a protected property.
And, they argue, this destruction is bad for tourism.
They say: “It is consolidating a policy of environmental deterioration on a large scale, of the local vernacular architecture of the Old Town, one of the major assets in attracting tourism”.
The now demolished houses, situated in street Casas Nuevas, formed part of a Catalogue of Protected buildings approved by the PGOU in 2005.
And they were in a good state of conservation before they were knocked down.
According to Alternativa Mijeña, it is this which makes the destruction all the more serious.
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