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Opposition calls Maro golf complex plan "an abomination"

Image of the golf course.
Image of the golf course. / SUR
  • Nerja town hall has been accused of taking advantage of the state of alarm to go ahead with a plan to develop land near Maro

A spokesperson for the opposition Adelante Andalucía and Izquierda Unida (IU) parties, Guzmán Ahumada, has accused Nerja town hall of "taking advantage" of the state of alarm to push through plans for a golf course, hotel and housing development on land around the village of Maro.

An abomination

Speaking earlier this week, Ahumada claimed that Nerja mayor, José Alberto Armijo (PP), was trying to "drive forward an environmental and economic abomination" during the crisis and that he hadn't "learnt anything" from the current situation about the importance of sustainability for the future.

The PP reacted by saying that the project wasn't new and that it was initiated in 2015 but had been "paralysed" by the previous left-wing coalition administration, which included the IU.

The party went on to say that no further steps would be taken during the state of alarm and that councillors would seek to get approval for the next phase at a town hall plenary session once the lockdown is over.