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IU-V de Lorca opposes the modification of the Coastal Guidelines and advances that it will present allegations (05/07/2019)

A little less than a month before the municipal and regional elections, the regional government undertook two modifications to the Coastal Guidelines of the Region of Murcia.

This is the fifth and sixth modifications of some Guidelines that were approved 15 years ago, at the height of the speculative and predatory policy of natural resources in the Region of Murcia.

The great social mobilization in front of those unsustainable policies and the judgments of the courts - from the Constitutional Court to the Supreme Court of Murcia, passing through the Supreme Court - ruined part of the speculative intentions of the Regional Government of the PP embodied in those Guidelines and in other related instruments such as the Marina de Cope Regional Performance (AIR), and now the regional government is trying to rewind by modifying the Guidelines to give another speculative solution to the owners of the existing lands.

These are modifications that aim to concentrate all the tourist and hotel uses of the Guidelines in the strip that delimits the Cartagena-Vera highway towards the sea, understanding that from the highway to the interior there is no demand, exchanging the current residential use for another tourism, with a buildable premium (called "hotel premium") of no less than 20%.

The amendment also contemplates other minor issues such as the de-cataloging of all existing riverbed protection soils.

The councilor of IU-V, Pedro Sosa, has expressed his opposition to these claims of a regional government that also says "is in the air and in office."

Sosa has stated that the priority action to be carried out with the coast in our municipality goes through the approval of the Plan for the Regulation of Natural Resources of Cabo Cope-Calnegre, which is no less than 27 years behind schedule.

Until that Plan is approved and implemented, argues the mayor of IU-V, we will not accept any modification of the Coastal Guidelines, and less some modifications such as those on the table that may have conditions not only in Cabo Cope -Calnegre, but in the integrity and ecological connectivity of several dozen Protected Spaces of the Natura Network (LICs and ZEPAS), some Protected Natural Spaces of the Regional Network, Areas Protected by International Instruments (APIIs), some Microrreserva as the one of Bolnuevo, several areas of Flora and Fauna Protected, as well as of important Geological Interest Places (LIGs)

To all this we must add that the modifications of the Guidelines and the reports that support them postpone determinations of as much relevance as where to get water for the supply of residential and hotel tourism that estimate and how to manage wastewater.

Before the panorama, Sosa affirms that in addition to raising allegations to the Guidelines from IU-V, we will also take a motion to the plenary session in July for the new local government to "portray itself", and we will demand that it be sided with the protection of the littoral nature of Lorca and against speculation and brick.

Sosa argues that the coastal municipalities -Lorca and Águilas among them- are very relevant actors in the conflict that confronts the defenders of nature against speculators.

Of the Mayor of the PSOE de Águilas we do not expect anything good, we do not trust since she has shown more than obvious signs of positioning herself on the side of the enemies of nature every time she has had the opportunity to do so.

We hope that at least the Mayor of Lorca is not dragged in this direction to the "dark side", has concluded the mayor of IU-V.

Source: IU-verdes Lorca

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