After years of planning, the fourth phase of Fuengirola seafront promenade has finally been given the go-ahead by the central government.
Work on the €4.2 million project is due to start after the summer and has been approved at a council meeting.
The news was announced by the mayor, Esperanza Oña, who reported that she had received a letter from the Environmental Ministry, which approved an agreement between the town hall and the government to go ahead with the work, which has been on hold for 10 years. The project has often met with the opposition of the local socialist party in this time.
Reformation works will be carried out between El Bote Restaurant and the boundary with Benalmadena, which is an extension of 1,680 metres, in the Carvajal area.
The project will make the area similar to the rest of the seafront, with the same lay-out, and traffic circulation and parking will be maintained.
The town hall will put forward €600,000 which will be made back over approximately five years thanks to fees for authorizations for beach activities in that area, such as sun beds, beach restaurants and cooking facilities.
These amounts are normally sent to the central government, but in this case, they won’t be.
The central government will assign the contract for the work which the mayor said will improve the quality of life of local residents as well as attracting more visitors to the area.
She said that she hoped everyone in Fuengirola would be pleased with the development.