Marina plans revives 137-year-old conflict

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PLANS for the new marina in the Axarquia area have reopened a conflict over the boundaries of Nerja and Torrox which dates back to 1874.

Nerja Town Hall has approved the creation of a committee to establish which the true boundaries of each town area, as there is a dispute over an area of 50m2 in the Arroyo Frontiles area.

This is precisely the area where the Junta de Andalucia plans to develop the Axarquia’s second marina, and apparently when the land was reclassified around five years ago, contradictory data was revealed as the Nerja Plan for General Development and the maps from the Geographic and Catastral Institute do not coincide and plans must be modified.

However, this year Torrox town hall rejected plans for the modification based on maps from 1874, and have now presented allegations against Nerja’s General Plan for Urban Development. Both towns have requested that the Junta de Andalucia intervene in the matter.

Experts have said that the land claimed by each of the towns has no real significance and that the most important things is to clear up a conflict which has been going on for centuries so that work which will be beneficial to the economy of both towns can go ahead.

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