The Environment Department’s opinion confirms AKEL’s concerns about government’s Akamas Local Plan
21 July 2022, AKEL C.C. Press Office, Nicosia
The Environment Department’s opinion on the Akamas Local Plan confirms the concerns and warnings AKEL and the environmental movements have been issuing. It confirms the thousands of citizens who have been organising mobilisations all through the recent period to save the Akamas Peninsula from the government’s scheming and powerful business interests.
It is clear that the Akamas Local Plan being proposed must be amended in specific and substantive provisions, as the environmental authority itself points out. In addition, specific provisions such as the retention of the quarry zone and certain development zones need to be further examined, as they are not in line with the conservation and protection of habitats as required by the relevant European Directives.
The fight to save the Akamas peninsula continues and will continue until we ensure that the one unique habitat of our country is protected. AKEL will continue to work both inside and outside Parliament towards this end.
AKEL reiterates that it has submitted proposals for the sustainable and viable development of local communities, by making use of tools and compensatory incentives to the benefit of inhabitants and owners of land.