The Association for Land Stewardship and Sustainable Development (ACUDE) has recently joined the newly formed public platform against High Voltage Line passing through Totana and Aledo;
and he has shown its total rejection of the construction of this infrastructure in both municipalities.
The Mayor of Totana, Juan Josť Canovas, and the representatives of ACUDE, Juan Luis Castanedo, met recently in order to see first hand the details of the project in order to make representations to it.
This entity is bound to more than a thousand subscribed allegations against the project of the power line that crosses several environmental and ecological places of interest in the vicinity and inside the regional park of Sierra EspuŮa and the actions promoted by the City of Totana hand over 1,500 affected.
The Association for Land Stewardship and Sustainable Development is a private, state-wide, non-profit and independent;
and was created to support, inter alia, owners of rural properties with environmental and landscape values ‚Äč‚Äčand work with them to improve the sustainable management of the territory.
The Full Council of Totana adopted at its last session, require the Ministry of Industry and Energy and the immediate cessation of the proposed amendment Line High Voltage 'Lorca Solar PV', which has caused great unrest and concern among the citizens of Totana and Aledo.
This Mantero, agreed unanimously the motion of the Socialist Group in this regard, which also requires the Governing Council of the Region that the decision on the corridor and route used is taken in collaboration and consensus with the municipalities of Totana , Aledo and Lorca, ensuring the least possible involvement with the burial of the line or alternative point of evacuation.
The Municipal Corporation expressed his full support, on Wednesday in the ordinary, to the claims of the platform directly affected neighbors, which has become a few weeks ago, and the two populations in general session.
Furthermore, motions paths Earn Totana PP-IU and for the Council open negotiations to study the location of the plant in areas of Totana, thus saving on the construction of the planned route were approved along with the motion of the PSOE;
and that the energy is evacuated at the nearest, respectively substation.
The Association for Land Stewardship and Sustainable Development works in promoting participatory land management as a tool for conservation of cultural values, biodiversity, genetic diversity and landscape in Spain.
In addition, it calls for the creation and promotion of a statewide network of land stewardship, recovery and promotion of traditional sustainable use of the environment and the implementation of actions and projects on education and awareness of the cultural, natural and landscape values, both the urban and rural.
The power line is scheduled to go through growing areas and irreparable landscape damage cause because it runs through a natural environment between two protected SCI (Site of Community Importance) and SPA (Special Protection Area for Birds), plus harm farmers table grapes, cultivation currently living 90% of inhabitants of Aledo.
The plant is projected at 38 kilometers from the power station where he will pour his energy, which would be located near the industrial area of ‚Äč‚ÄčTotana.
To this end, it has projected a power line towers 60 meters that crosses the municipalities of Aledo and Totana affecting private homes, growing areas and areas of high scenic and ecological value as the "Straits of Arboleja" and the vicinity the archaeological site of "La Bastida" .The development company called Gestamp SL Murcia Andaltia and apparently has the support of l as US multinationals and fisrt Sun Power Solar, the German Schneider and the Chinese Suntech.
This company, plans to invest over 600 million euros to obtain a high return on their volume of business given the low price of the raw material, the solar rays.
It is also planned to build another plant with similar characteristics in the hamlet Lorca Almendricos.
Meanwhile, Ecologists in Action, filed in 2008 claims to draft these photovoltaic solar plants in the town of Lorca, as well as two other plants in Yecla and a fifth plant in the municipality of Santomera.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana