I READ recently that if things carry on the way that they are going then by the year 2030 the entire
It really did make depressing reading stating that “more than 50% of the beaches and 70% of the dunes belonging to the Spanish coast have been damaged or seriously altered; 60% of the wetlands that were present in 1950 have disappeared; more than 60% of the land immediately surrounding the beaches on the Mediterranean, southern Atlantic, and island coastlines, has been urbanised.”
So much for the Ley de Costas then!
The Ley de Costas, known as the Spanish Coastal Law, was introduced in 1988 with the aim of making the whole length of the coastline accessible to the public and to defend the coast against erosion and excessive urbanisation. Basically it defined a public domain area along the coast, and a further zone where special restrictions apply to private ownership.
The statistics are pretty clear, the law hasn’t worked, and you only have to drive along the coastline of
Unbelievably there has even been talk recently in the Congress about whether to dilute the ‘harsh’ Ley de Costas, which has drawn pretty strong party responses: PSOE refuse to change it at all, PP are sat on the fence saying it is a little draconian, and the Catalan Nationalist CIU party in particular want it drastically altered.
For once though the answer may well be to tear it up and start again, as pretty everyone seems to have agreed that the existing Ley de Costas hasn’t worked.
Something needs to be done though. With just under 10,000 kilometers of coastline
Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing at all against places like Benidorm and
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