Tag: Orihuela

Europe to Act on Cala Mosca

The European Parliament’s Petitions committee is to write to the Valencian Government to make sure that planning permission for homes to be built on Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa are within appropriate regulations. The body will also check that all environmental impact reports are acted upon by the builder, but these moves fall short

Calls to Cala Mosca Protest

Orihuela Costa-based neighbourhood groups have called for a demonstration at Playa Flamenca promenade this Sunday morning against plans for a controversial 1,500 home development at Cala Mosca, which they claim would destroy an area of key environmental importance. The protest, which is scheduled to start at 11.30am next to the Correos office, follows Tuesday’s appearance

Orihuela Can´t Afford Flood Coastal Prevention

A plan to stop flooding on the Orihuela Costa caused by heavy storms has been produced by water company Hidraqua, but Orihuela council can’t afford to pay for it. A 12-strong set of proposals was unveiled this week at a presentation involving Hidraqua and council officials, with Orihuela infrastructure councillor, Juan Ignacio López-Bas (pictured on

Battle to Save Cala Mosca Enters Decisive Phase

The developer, planning to build 1,500 new houses and apartments on this last kilometre of open, green land on Orihuela Costa, is desperate to get final approval from the Valencia government.   Thanks to the intervention of C.L.A.R.O. and the support of the European Parliament, several years ago, he was obliged to delay building in order

Orihuela Police Clamp Down on Drugged Up Drivers

Orihuela police checks on drugged-drivers yielded 17 people driving at two check points on the coast and in Orihuela city on a training day for officers. The points had been introduced to help the local police through the training process of detecting motorists who are driving when they shouldn’t be, and they produced a high

Worker Injured in Roof Fall

A 44-year old man suffered serious injuries in Almoradi on Tuesday when he fell to the ground from a roof that he was working on. The five metre fall happened at around 9.00 am on Calle Perpetuo Socorro when part of the roof collapsed. After initial on-site treatment, the labourer was taken to the Vega

Sierra Escalona to Become a Protected Park After 30 Years of Campaigning

After 30 years of campaigning, the first formal move to make the Sierra Escalona a protected natural park has been put into motion, according to Julia Alvaro of Valencia’s environment department. Speaking to municipal representatives and environmentalists from the local authority areas that the Sierra Escalona covers (Orihuela, San Miguel, and Pilar), Alvaro stated that it

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