Our Alpujarra is in danger!
The Alpujarra, located in the south of Spain, has one of the most beautiful mountainous landscapes in the country and a great diversity of ecosystems due its special geological and climatic qualities. Much of the Alpujarra is in the protected zone of the Sierra Nevada Natural Park, the Sierra Nevada being the highest mountain chain on the Iberian Peninsula.
We have only until the 9th of February to hand in our allegations. Here you can download them in pdf format, sign and submit. You can submit the allegations in the Órgiva Town Hall.
There are 2 types of allegations. First one is for individuals, and the second one is for companies. Simply download, print, sign and hand in the town hall.
If you want to sign the allegation for individuals, download the following one:
If you want to sign the allegation for companies, please download the following one:
Last week a meeting was held at the town hall, convened by the Platform and affected individuals, in which a new threat to Órgiva was reported.
A private company wants to build up to fourteen windmills in the area of Vélez de Benaudalla and El Pinar and connect them to the Órgiva substation. To evacuate the energy, they want to pass an underground cable along the tracks of the inhabited areas of Las Barreras, Pago and el Zute.
The works will endanger water pipes, ditches, well conduits, fibre optic cables and electricity under the tracks, passing medium-high voltage a few metres from many homes. The connection will require Órgiva substation to be expanded in an area where many citizens already live or work.
The concern that there could be compulsory expropriations cannot be dismissed out of hand.
We have little time to make objections. The last day to submit them is Wednesday, February 9, 2022.
We have already prepared some general statements that can be signed at the Atenea bookstore on Calle de Lora Tamayo, 22 in Órgiva.
We are preparing more specialized objections with a detailed report from professional engineers that will cost us money. For this reason, we welcome donations.
(ES94 3023 0066 4465 5489 2205 / ECO-LOGICO)
As two councilors present at the meeting informed us, the council is also preparing objections that can be signed at the Town Hall.
You can sign several objections!
We work together to stop this project!
The Alpujarra is known as the land between the sun and the sea, between the Costa Tropical and the Sierra Nevada.
It is a district of huge cultural and touristic interest, due to its delightful countryside and its great historical heritage. You can still find in its villages Arab influenced structures and architecture. Even the extensive irrigation systems from that time remain which maintain its great landscape and unique ecology.
And this unique landscape with its spectacular mountainous geology is in danger because REE wants to build a high tension line from the Lecrin Valley throughout the length of the Alpujarras. The pylons of up to 80 metres and required construction work will threaten the nature and ecology of this unique and special valley.
The Alpujarra according REE plans
SAY NO TO THE HIGH TENSION PYLONS
DI NO A LAS TORRES DE ALTA TENSIÓN