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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

CLARO to present 'Save Cala Mosca' petition to Town Hall

(Photo CLARO)

The CLARO party of Orihuela Costa has announced that the Petition to Save Cala Mosca, signed by over 7,000 people, will be formally presented in the Orihuela Town Hall on Friday, 26 March.

The party believes that by putting their signatures to this Petition, over 7,000 people expressed their opposition to the building of 1,700 new flats and houses on this last piece of green land on Orihuela Costa. This they believe demonstrates a massive rejection of this environmentally destructive project. Instead of another big concrete urbanisation, Orihuela Costa needs a major natural park where people can walk and relax and children can play safely.

They gone on to say that the present economic crisis and the collapse of sales of property, show how vital it is to change the development model of Orihuela Costa. that current residents and future buyers of property do not want a concrete jungle to spread relentlessly to cover the whole of the coast. What is needed is  areas of natural beauty not only for residents and those living nearby to enjoy but also to persuade purchasers of the desirability of buying property here, thereby stopping the collapse of property values and helping the revival of the local economy.

The presentation of the Petition will provide an occasion to underline opposition to this project and to show determination to Save Cala Mosca. CLARO are inviting all those who share their objetives to join with the party in an authorised and peaceful protest on Friday 26th March.

Free transport will be available to Orihuela and back from Playa Flamenca. Buses will leave the (temporarily closed) Asturias Restaurant on the N332 next to the local Carrefour at 8.30 a.m. and should be back by 12.30 p.m. If anyone wishes to attend the protest and presentation of the petition, and would like to reserve seats on the buses, they should confirm by e-mail ( or telephone the C.L.A.R.O. Office on 966 284 912 or 661 333 593, open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They would like to have a final list of those who wish to travel by coach by Wednesday 24 March.

For those attending who are making their own transport arrangements the meeting will be in front of the Orihuela Town Hall, Plaza Arneva at 10 a.m.

CLARO point out that the presentation of the petition and demonstrating to the local government the strength of opposition to this project will not be the only means deployed to Save Cala Mosca. The Petition will also be sent to the European Parliament, to the regional government in Valencia and to the Spanish Ministry of the Environment in Madrid. All possible legal means of stopping this project will also be pursued.

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