The project commercial centre in Garrucha – which has the necessary permits from the Junta – has got back on track after Sevillana – Endesa, the electrical company, backed down on demands for an upfront paymet of 16 million euros.
It seems that Endesa refused to carry out the necessary work to supply the area with electrical power unless an upfront payment of around 16M € was paid by the promoters, as Endesa felt that the project would not succeed and the capital investment in electrical works would be wasted. The pessimists! However, the promoters of the centre were unable or unwilling to cough up €16,000,000.
Under an agreement brokered by the Junta and the town hall of Garrucha, the promotors will pay €3,000,000 to connect the new sector to the Mojacar substation (an underground line, I noticed with interest!). This line will also supply a new hotel, petrol station, VPOs and a couple of new urbanisations.
This means that the last hurdle has been completed and initial planning permission can now be implemented.