Junta backtracks and authorises 10,000 new houses in La Ballabona, Huercal Overa

The Junta de Andalucía has had a spectacular volte face and has declared the “La Ballabona” luxury city project “in the Interest of Tourism” (de interés turístico). 10,000 houses, a golf course, associated services and even a casino are part of the plans according to La Voz de Almería. The La Ballabona project (which is that vast amount of citrus trees between Antas and Huercal Overa – look for the petrol station of the same Continue reading Junta backtracks and authorises 10,000 new houses in La Ballabona, Huercal Overa

“Salvemos Mojacar” takes POTALA to high court

Salvemos Mojacar has lodged an urgent appeal to the high court of Andalucía asking for a block to be placed on the macroplan for the Levante, the POTALA. It’s main arguments are that to date, none of the filings it has lodged against the plan (alegaciones) have been heard or replied to; S.M. claims that over 30 of these filings have been made and ignored, and that several protected areas (such as Torre del Rayo, Continue reading “Salvemos Mojacar” takes POTALA to high court

Latest version of the POTALA (Or how we should be)

Well, well, well. The new version of the POTALA (Plan de Ordenación del Territorio del Levante Almeriense) has just arrived from Seville, with a few small changes and a few surprises. Not for general distribution to the huddled masses, I’m given to understand, but since every town hall in the area has been given a copy, why shouldn’t we poor taxpayers have a gander? The POTALA is, as you will remember, the new grand plan Continue reading Latest version of the POTALA (Or how we should be)