Greenpeace has claimed that proposed PP amendments to the Coastal Act will partially legalise the Algarrobico Hotel located in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata.
The draft bill on the Protection and Sustainable Use of Coastal Areas, allows for the possibility that public areas are reduced from 100metres to 20metres in areas not classified as urban, but having road access, sewage services, water and electricity
As Greenpeace point out, it is the responsibility of the local municipality to confirm whether or not they are satisfied that the building meets with the requirements of the Act, and they are certain that Carboneras Council will report favourably.
Pilar Marcos, head of Greenpeace’s campaign recalled that “(Government Minister) Arias Cañete said he does not have the slightest problem to use explosives to demolish the illegal hotel. However, the new law leaves the decision to Carboneras Council. Greenpeace wonder who is going to apply the Law? Cañete, the 1988 Act, or this new amnesty of 80 metres of coastline.”