15 Jun, 2012 @ 16:21
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Battle for Spain’s beaches

THE fact that Tarifa’s mayor wants to build an enormous hotel complex next to unspoilt Valdevaqueros Beach is beyond worrying.

Yes, the area desperately needs jobs, and yes, this development would create them (at least in the short term) – but this does not make it anywhere near right.

To blight the unspoilt scenery with such an unsightly development would be to lose track of what Tarifa is all about.

The good news is that it has happened before… and was fought off.

For two years, former mayor Miguel Manella tried to triple the size of Tarifa’s port to create 2,000 jobs – all the time threatening the area’s fragile ecosystem.

Thankfully the plan was finally rejected by the Environment Ministry, after huge local opposition.

Now the same opposition must work together to do it again. Whether they are ‘guiri’ or not.

Wendy Williams

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  1. It seems the Spanish are completely clueless when it comes to the environment.They allow dogs on their beaches,which defaecate everywhere.They pump their sewage frighteningly close to the shore,hence the constant washing ashore of ladies used sanitary towels.

    The newest idea to destroy the last remaining bit of unspoilt coastline should be stopped at all costs.

  2. To James:

    translated into English

    A ti te parece mal que los perros estén en las playas? Es mejor los humanos que dejan todo lleno de mierda incluidos los turistas. Prefiero un perro en la playa que un humano guarro.
    En España te multan con 300 euros si estás con tu perro en la playa en la temporada de verano.

    Las chicas para tu información no tiramos la toallitas al water, para eso tenemos unos contenedores, eso lo hacen en otros países que yo lo he visto.

    Te pediría que no hablases de lo que no sabes.

    La única razón por la que hay que luchar es por que no se destruya ningún trozo mas de naturaleza, ya sea en la costa o en la montaña. Así que no mezcles churras con merina.

    Saludos majete

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