FURTHER obstacles are complicating completion of Velez-Malaga’s coastal path.
Malaga’s provincial council, the Diputacion, has not approved town hall plans for the three sections totalling 1.747 kilometres between Arroyo de Chilches and Las Adelfas.
The for €1.168 million project were submitted to the Diputacion at the end of the last year and were rejected for the same reason in each case, centring on occupation of the protected maritime-territorial strip that belongs to the state and is a public right-of-way.
The lack of a geo-technical study was another drawback, as this stretch of the coastal path includes three paths, making seven in all.
The Diputación has informed the town hall that these defects should be rectified and presented once more, indicating more delays in completing the path that follows the coast from Chilches to Benajarafe.
Residents affected by the path, or the lack of it, are also losing patience.
The Benajarafe and Chilches Residents’ Assocation (ByCH) complained that other municipalities constructed coastal paths without problems “but we are already years behind,” one member said.