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The campaign group fighting to save thousands of Canary homes and businesss from demolition is seeking political and public support.

The Popular Party in the Canary Islands has already agreed to back their case which says the archipelago should be treated as a special case and therefore win a reprieve.

The axe is poised over many homes and businesses which have been deemed as illegal and constructed too close to the sea-front by the controversial “Ley de Costas”. The law has recently been relaxed in other areas but not in the Canaries, something the PCalc (Canary Platform of People Affected by the Coastal Act) feels is very unfair and should be changed.

Any reprieve would come too late for places like Cho Vito, the Tenerife fishing village where all the homes were demolished but the group says it would safeguard the future of many others. It’s estimated that 150,000 Canary residents are affected.

A round of meetings is taking place with all political groups to fight for the Canaries in Parliament.

Local people are also being asked to get involved and to follow progress on pcalc.es.The group intends to set up a welfare fund for all those affected by the current law who do not have sufficient funds to fight it.