Javea Grapevine Issue 182 2016 One - Page 74

Yet another development plan for the Saladar Agenda 21 Update The 97 owners of land in the Saladar have come up with yet another plan to develop this area. This time it is of a “Sports City” comprised of 1000 houses, two luxury hotels, sports fields and an athletics circuit, backed by British investors. They have several hurdles to overcome. Firstly, the area, which is a former wetland, has been designated a flood prone area by the regional flood management plan, PATRICOVA (the owners say the plan incorporated two large drainage channels which empty near the southern end of the Arenal beach) ; secondly it is within 500 metres from the sea and within the coastal protection zone PATIVEL. Thirdly areas below sea level are not supposed to be built on (the owners say the lowest point is 1.72 metres above sea level)…fourthly, the Town hall is against such macro-urbanisation. From La Marina Plaza For background to the story see: Saladar Xabia promotes itself as a diving destination Christine Betterton Jones Xàbia will be promoting itself as an all-year round diving destination at the FITUR Tourism Fair in Madrid this week along with the Montgó Rock music festival which will be taking place in May. An elegant dive guide has been launched under