THE PSOE opposition party on Calpe council is questioning plans for a 20-storey tower block facing the La Fossa beach.
As previously reported in the Euro Weekly News, the building will replace nine-storey apartment block, La Calalga, that occupies a 2,237-square-metre site and dates from the 1970s. When the project was first revealed, Calpe’s mayor Ana Sala declared that the new building “has and will have” all necessary permits.
The socialists maintain that there are irregularities in the project and claim that the decision to allow the promoter to put up a 20-storey building instead of 13 has never been voted by the council. Not only the socialists have raised objections to the project, as complaints have also been lodged by a member of public as well as the Compromis party, also in opposition Calpe council.
Ximo Perles, Compromis spokesman, accentuated the difference that the new building would make to the La Fossa beach, “It will have a serious visual and environmental impact in a zone that is already very saturated,” he warned.