Gay-friendly apart­ments project for Cam­pello's Coveta Fumà

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - NEWS - By Joe Wick­man

AN IN­TER­NA­TIONAL busi­ness has con­tacted Cam­pello town hall with the in­ten­tion of build­ing up to a thou­sand apart­ments and a lux­u­ri­ous ho­tel ori­en­tated to­wards ho­mo­sex­u­als in the town's Coveta Fumà area.

Specif­i­cally, ini­tial plans have the project be­ing un­der­taken on the plot of land known as Las Lo­mas, an area that has re­mained un­touched un­til now, even though it has been clas­si­fied as ur­ban land for sev­eral years.

The com­pany, com­posed of Bri­tish and North Amer­i­can in­vestors, is will­ing to in­vest €150 mil­lion in this ven­ture, and has asked the four gov­ern­ing po­lit­i­cal par­ties for help in or­der to get the nec­es­sary pa­per­work in or­der as soon as pos­si­ble, a propo­si­tion which has been ac­cepted - al­beit with scep­ti­cism by the op­pos­ing PP, who re­port­edly found out through the press and will wait for more de­tails to sur­face be­fore mak­ing an of­fi­cial state­ment.

Al­though no for­mal project has been pre­sented as of yet, leaked in­for­ma­tion sug­gests it will take up an es­ti­mated 800,000 square me­tres of land, and will not be af­fected by the re­cently passed Pa­tivel coast pro­tec­tion plan be­cause the land was pur­chased be­fore the leg­is­la­tion was made of­fi­cial.

A team of in­vestors met up with gov­ern­ing rep­re­sen­ta­tives last month to in­form of their in­ten­tions, a meet­ing which mayor Ben­jamí Soler said went well, and added that 'I think the project is good for the town' while ad­mit­ting that there is noth­ing set in stone at the mo­ment.

If the project goes ahead, build­ing works are ex­pected to be­gin to­wards the end of 2017.

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