18 Sep, 2012 @ 10:26
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Junta councillor speaks out against Valdevaqueros development plan

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By Eloise Horsfield

A SENIOR councillor at the Junta has spoken out against the plan to build a massive tourist complex on a virgin beach.

Tourism vice-councillor Antonio Jesus Roldan (IU) made it clear he was not in favour of the 84,000 square metre mega project near Valdevaqueros beach, which was approved by Tarifa Town Hall in June.

Speaking after a visit to Tarifa, Roldan said he supported the pressure group ‘Salvemos Valdevaqueros’ (Save Valdevaqueros), who have been fighting against the proposal for months.

“Our tourism model does not include building on Valdevaqueros,” said Roldan.

He added that while it was the responsibility of his department to approve or reject the proposal, he would do everything in his power to make sure the initiative ‘cannot go ahead’.

Meanwhile environment councillor Luis Planas responded to journalists’ questions with less certainty.

While he promised he is committed to studying the proposal ‘with a fine-tooth comb’ to ensure its compliance with environmental law, he said he could not predict the result.

“I cannot anticipate the outcome of the administrative and technical process, which is still ongoing,” he said.

“What I will say is, I believe there are development plans on the coast responding to criteria which the majority of Andalucians do not back.”

Eloise Horsfield

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  1. BEAUTIFUL… Benidorm, Monte Carlo, or Hong Kong
    on a pristine beach. NOT financially viable, occupiable, profitable, nor consistent with visitors to Tarifa.
    Summary = another Bankrupt, crap development.
    DON’T LET IT HAPPEN – tie it up in the Courts for YEARS!

  2. Clean nature and environment is a major tourism resource. When you destroy it, you destroy tourism too, because nobody wants to look concrete monsters and swimming in polluted sea. This is not sustainable development, only greed for money. Politicians and investors do not care for the common good and other people, only for their fat asses. This kind of people will definitely destroy world

  3. I like the picture. But it might make more of a point to stick a picture of Benidorm ontop of Tarifa!!
    As for enviroment, legal issues, and elected officials – none of these will stop it once money has changed hands.
    The only way to stop it is to keep it in the media, by those that think its a travisty.

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