Expansion plans published for public objection

The multi-million euro plan to expand the marina at Marbella’s Puerto de la Bajadilla has been published for public objections to be heard, the final hurdle before work can commence.

The BOJA (Boletín Oficial de la Junta de Andalucía) have published details of the plan and any objections from the public must now be put in writing before the end of February. If no objections are heard the plan will officially get the go ahead with the work, expected to last four years, beginning at the end of the summer.

The biggest challenge will be making the changes to the marina without interrupting the activities of local fisherman and it is this group that are expected to present objections.

The plans will be available for public examination from 9.00 to 14.00  from Monday to Friday in the office of the Port of Marbella “The Bajadilla”.

The planned investment for the project, which will increase the capacity up to 803 berths and create enough space for the arrival of cruise ships, is 84 million euros in relation only to the port, although the Al-Thani consortium (UTE) has committed a total of 400 million for the business environment and hospitality sections of the project.