Led by Podemos MEP, Esther Sanz, and the regional coordinator, María Teresa Pérez, the Salvemos Cala Mosca association was in Brussels last week where it called on the European Parliament to protect of the last kilometre of natural coastline of the Orihuela municipality, in which the construction of 2,200 homes is planned.

They travelled with representatives of seven other associations in defence of the Cala Mosca territory.

Spokespersons for the association said that their fight “is not a local problem of destruction of the area, but it is a consequence of the construction that is being undertaken without any real planning or thought, that has caused the loss of the environmental wealth that we once had on the Valencian coast”.

They asked the European Commission to put an end to “the ecological attacks in the Valencian Community”, advocating “urgent measures that guarantee efficient territorial planning”.

In addition to Cala Mosca, they say that “there are numerous urban projects spread throughout the Valencian Community that don’t take into account the protection of biodiversity, the opinion of citizens or the climate crisis,” which is why they have joined to make a joint request to defend the environment to maintain and conserve it.