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Campaigners launch new environmental battle to preserve Alvor’s threatened Quinta da Rocha

Campaigners launch new environmental battle to preserve Alvor’s threatened Quinta da Rocha

Environmental campaigners desperate to save the last ‘green lungs’ of the coastal Algarve have a new cause – the ‘soft rural tourism plan’ recently presented for Alvor’s Quinta da Rocha, and open to public consultation until next week (click here).

Close inspection of all the relevant documents attached to the proposal have confirmed that the plan is a Trojan Horse, or “wolf in sheep’s clothing”, say dissenters who are now calling on like-minded locals to gather signatures backing a comprehensive 10-page missive to the CCDR (the commission for rural development) calling for the whole idea to be thrown out.

Without CCDR backing, the plan cannot be sanctioned, even by the local council (Portimão) which appears to have told national journalists that it can see “nothing wrong with it”.

The ‘holes’ however are quite clear.

Read more in the Algarve Resident