Citizens transferred in a sectorial council of environment, the general malaise for the action carried out inside the Cueva de la Horadada.
Requesting its removal and replacement by vertical signageLast Monday, a Sectorial Environment Council was held, via telematics, where the only topic to be discussed was the “Conditioning and improvement project for public use infrastructures in Mount Arabí in Yecla”.
It was attended by representatives of the political groups of our City Council, different associations related to the environment in our municipality, as well as the Director General of the Natural Environment, along with other members of said General Directorate. Ciudadanos Yecla forwarded to the Director General of the Natural Environment, the request for the removal of the fence installed in the cave of the Horadada, which, according to the DGMN, had been installed to preserve the safety of the visitor.
Cs Yecla, insisted on the damage that had been done in the Cueva de la Horadada, with the installation of it, both physically and visually, and, requested the IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL, as well as the installation, always outside the cave, in case if necessary, vertical signs indicating the risk of falls and other possible accidents.In addition, from Ciudadanos they regretted the sad intervention in a mountain so emblematic for the Yeclanos, and asked that responsibilities be cleared, as well as the explanation of the changes made in the initial project, where a fence of wooden and rope pylons was projected, attached to the soil with glued plates, without the need to drill the rock, the result of erosion of millions of years.
"If it had been done as in the initial project, the visual damage would be the same, but at least the rock would not have been damaged," they stated from Cs.From the General Directorate of the Natural Environment, they claimed to have brought to the attention of the Department of the Environment of our City Council, the entire project and its modifications, so that, from it, their approval or any proposal would be given to it, because it is this department who finally has the last word, contrary to what his councilman has stated on other occasions.From Ciudadanos Yecla, the sensitivity that exists in Yecla towards the “Monte Arabí” was transferred to the General Directorate of the Natural Environment, for interventions that can be made in it, in the future, begging them to do so with the minor possible impact and respecting to the maximum the nature of the environment, its fauna, its flora and heritage value, both archaeological and geological.
And counting on the members of the sector council, to be able to contribute their proposals, thus avoiding situations like the current one.Finally, from the Directorate of the Natural Environment, they admitted not having been very successful with their project within the Cueva de la Horadada, and they promised to remove the fencing and repair the damage caused to the rock, as well as the vertical signage, outside of the same, to warn of the risk, without visually damaging that emblematic image of the cave.From Ciudadanos Yecla, they thank the General Directorate of the Natural Environment for their predisposition and hope that the fencing and the Horadada Cave will be removed as soon as possible, return to being as all the Yeclanos remember.
Source: Ciudadanos Yecla