The promoter of the Cuna del Alma tourism macroproject, which is being built in Puertito de Adeje, in the south of Tenerife, has reported this Tuesday that the works continue on 98% of the plot, given that the partial maintenance of precautionary measures of the Cabildo de Tenerife affects only 2% of jobs, he says.
Puertito de Adeje: the works of the Cuna del Alma tourism macroproject destroyed archaeological remains
The company assures that “it has complied with all the administrative procedures, guaranteeing that its execution complies with the law” and trusts that it will be able to continue with the rest of the work “as soon as possible”.
The director of the project, Andrés Muñoz, has stated that the works “have been devised with respect for the environment and integration with the landscape”. “We continue working in this same direction”, he guaranteed.
However, this same Tuesday, the Territorial Planning and Historical Heritage Directorate of the Cabildo de Tenerife issued a resolution to maintain the precautionary suspension of part of the works, having verified through inspections to the place that the works archaeological remains have been partially destroyed.
“This constitutes an administrative infraction classified as very serious,” sources from the insular corporation informed Efe. The Cabildo will transfer the resolution to the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of the Government of the Canary Islands, for the purpose of initiating the corresponding procedure, which must rule on the maintenance, or not, of the precautionary measure of suspension of the works in the area. The Cabildo must now transfer the resolution to the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of the Government of the Canary Islands, for the purposes of initiating the corresponding procedure, which must rule on the maintenance, or not, of the precautionary measure of suspension of the works in the zone.
The inspection of the works was carried out after the Teguico Heritage Association file a complaint with the insular corporation. The first visit was made on May 24, the day after the complaint was received via WhatsApp.
On June 1, the agents of the Historical Heritage Administrative Service carried out a new inspection visit, accompanied by technicians from the Adeje City Council, the archaeologist hired by the promoter and its personnel.
After this visit and after analyzing the technical documentation, it is concluded, among other issues, that it is essential to carry out an archaeological monitoring task by a technical specialist in Archaeology, who must supervise and execute all the protection measures planned.
This macro-tourism project aims to develop a ravine and a beach in the south of the island together with two protected areas, one land and one sea, and provides for the development of some 430,000 square meters with more than 400 luxury villas, hotels, restaurants, swimming pools , beach clubs, spa, and other infrastructure such as a garden whose extension (20,000 square meters) invades part of the Adeje Protected Nature Reserve Site of Scientific Interest, according to the project plans published by the promoters. These are two Belgian investment families (Vandermarliere and Van Biervliet) with “a strong portfolio of real estate projects, both in Belgium and internationally”, the group highlighted the day the start of the works was staged (although the works had already running time).