The day started a little on the cool side as it was a bit overcast but soon warmed up. Rain, however, is currently forecast over the next few days. First up is a video from today.
The Council has signed an agreement with the Nerja Caves Foundation – about the biggest thing they’ve done since coming to power as far as I can see – to cede to the museum, free of charge, the cannon currently located on the Mirador del Bendito (overlooking Carabeillo beach).
It is a 12 pounder from the 18th century and was unearthed on Calahonda beach in 2007. The idea seems to be to incorporate the cannon into the museum’s permanent exhibition. The agreement is for 15 years, renewable, and the Nerja Caves Foundation will become responsible for restoration and maintenance of the piece, with the Council receiving annual reports.
Moving the cannon to the museum, if that is the plan, will have the added advantage that people will have to pay to see it rather than viewing it for free, as they do at the current time.
The company that owns the Los Huertos car park (and site of the annual feria) has resurrected the plan to build some 290 houses on the plot, the last large, open area in the town. This is not a new idea but one which has been brought up on numerous occasions over the past fifteen years. The company wants the Council to reclassify the land for development and is offering to provide a suitable ‘feria’ plot down by the rio Chillar.
If it were to go ahead, the project would take around ten years from start to finish. An alternative for the Council, and seemingly discussed, would be to expropriate the land. However, such actions can take an eternity.