More than 6,600 people have already signed the petition ‘SOS Denia’ on change.org, opposing the build of the controversial urbanisation ‘Las Olas’ directly in front of the sea on Les Marines beach.
Signatories have demanded that the construction, planned on one of the most damaged and delicate sections of the Marina Alta coast, be denied planning permission.
But petition organisers Protejamos la Playa and SOS Natura Marina Alta are now putting more pressure on Denia Town Council after receiving notification that both the Provincial Service of Costas and the General Sub-Directorate of Costas have approved the plans, leaving the decision at the door of Denia Town Hall.
Along with signatures, many comments have been left on the change.org peition that show concern for the coast and for the almost non-existent Blay Beach.
Projetamos la Playa and SOS Natura Marina Alta say:
“Have the experts not stated that it is imperative to reduce front line construction, not increase it? Despite this advice, new damaging projects continue to be proposed, as is the case of ‘Las Olas’ on the Denia coastline.
“This project has become a stunning example of just what we shouldn’t be doing! Similar cases exist from Catalonia to Andalusia and from Canary to Balearic Islands.
“Please stop passing the buck from one to the other and start collaborating together to form an integral plan to protect this beach and avoid its disappearance! A plan with long lasting solutions to save, stabilize and restore this endangered area, as well as all the beaches along the Dénia coastline.”
If you’d like to sign the petition, check out www.change.org.