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By Rob Jen­nings A PE­TI­TION of up to 360 sig­na­tures from peo­ple who re­side in Puerto Blanco will be handed in to the mayor in Calpe.

They will voice their con­cerns about the pub­lic works that have be­gun in the area which brings along with it heavy con­struc­tion ve­hi­cles, ground ex­ca­va­tion and increased traf­fic.

This all ob­structs ac­cess to pub­lic ar­eas and the beaches and will af­fect ar­eas of tourism, which plays a vi­tal role in the lo­cal econ­omy.

The mayor has writ­ten to the director gen­eral of Pub­lic Works to ad­vise him of the un­pop­u­lar timing of the works and has re- quested a so­lu­tion, pos­si­bly to de­lay the work un­til the end of the sum­mer sea­son.

Lo­cal res­i­dents were up­set by the fact that no notice had been given about the start of works in the area, and sub­se­quently were not al­lowed to voice their opin­ion about how this would af­fect lo­cal busi­nesses, tourism and pub­lic life in gen­eral.

Ef­fec­tively, busi­ness own­ers want to avoid the neg­a­tive im­pact on the lo­cal econ­omy and are seek­ing to de­lay the works un­til the end of the sum­mer sea­son, in or­der not to un­der­mine the lo­cal econ­omy, whose main en­gine is tourism.

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