Coastal law group gathers support
Campaigners fighting for a better deal for the Canary Islands over the controversial Coastal Act believe they will be supported by the regional government.
President of the Canary Platform for the Defence of the Interests of People Affected by the Coasta Act (PCalc) said a meeting had already been confirmed with Paulino Rivero. Langa González said he was convinced the president of the Canary Government wanted to help those affected by the legislation which has seen many Spanish and Canary properties demolished because they were deemed illegal and too close to the sea-front.
Sr. González said PCalc did not want to see the heritage, history and culture of the Canary Islands destroyed and they would continue to fight for the same concessions won elsewhere.
The group has been writing to authorities and political groups across the Canaries in recent weeks to gather support and to try and save local homes and villages still threatened with demolition. The PCalc president said they had received a positive response.
He warned that unless they could get the Canary Islands recognised in the new legislation as a unique place, more than 150,000 people could lose their homes and also their history of being born by the sea.
The campaign group has a website on pcalc.es for all those interested.