The general coordinator of Podemos Canarias, Laura Fuentes, has requested the Adeje City Council, the Cabildo de Tenerife and the Government of the Canary Islands to maintain the suspension of the works and to rectify the legal defects found in the review of the macro project file. ‘Cradle of the Soul’ in the Puertito de Adeje.
Likewise, it has warned the three institutions involved in the development of the project that “failure to adopt immediate measures will make Podemos Canarias carry out the pertinent legal measures in the face of a situation that we consider to be clearly unsustainable, and that cannot be prolonged.” not one more day”.
Fuentes, who was accompanied at the press conference by María del Cristo González, councilor of the Cabildo de Tenerife and secretary of Institutional Action of Podemos Canarias; Gabriel González Fernández, councilor of the Adeje City Council and secretary of Civil Society of Podemos Canarias, and Manuel Marrero, spokesperson for the Sí Podemos Canarias Parliamentary Group, have insisted that “the obscurantism surrounding this project, whose harmful nature has been recognized official by the Cabildo itself, today presents a new and problematic flank, discovering the existence of legal rulings that could determine the nullity of the file.
In this sense, Podemos Canarias recalls that the review of the ‘Cuna del Alma’ file reveals that the environmental report of the macro-project (mandatory document for its approval) would be outside the regulations.
The preparation of this document, whose regulation is contemplated from Law 21/2013 on Environmental Assessment, would have taken place taking as a reference legislation of the year 2006, already repealed by the time the project was processed.
Thus, this defect would not only affect the urban macro complex, but also all the works carried out within its framework, including the connection road between Playa Paraíso and Costa Adeje, proposed as a structuring road for ‘Cuna del Alma’.
As will be remembered, on May 5 the controversial works of the Puertito de Adeje macroproject began, generating an enormous controversy that brought to the table the enormous ecological, social and patrimonial risks that this project brought with it.
The works, which were initiated with two unfavorable reports against and without the necessary archaeological supervision, ended up being paralyzed in a precautionary manner when the existence of archaeological remains in the area was verified.
Shortly after, the Cabildo de Tenerife recognized that ‘Cuna del Alma’ had irreversibly destroyed archaeological heritage, pointing out the commission of a “very serious” administrative fault by the developer.
‘Tomb of the Soul’
From Podemos Canarias, in view of this situation, it considers that the existence of legal vices in the macroproject file is the coup de grâce for Cuna del Alma, “an initiative that in its scarce 3 months of existence has received a resounding rejection by part of neighbors, civil society and institutions, which have repeatedly highlighted its ecological, social and patrimonial infeasibility”.
“The macro project, renamed by the public as ‘Tomb of the Soul’, represents the maximum expression of the ‘destruction model’, aimed at filling the pockets of millionaires at the expense of the islands, their people and their history,” insists Fuentes.
To conclude, Podemos Canarias defends that the Archipelago “needs to definitively emancipate itself from this outdated model, which has been incapable for decades of offering more than precariousness, destruction of the territory and low wages, and move towards a horizon defined by sustainability, decent employment and generation of opportunities”.