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About the construction of a industrial complex ON the Camino

#1
The Asociacion Galega de Amigos del Camino de Santiago (AGACS) needs your help in preventing one more step to happen towards the destruction of the Camino Frances.

Dear pilgrims,

We want to inform you of the latest threat to the survival of the Camino Frances.

A private, industrial, complex, is in the preliminary works in the area of Arca, located only fifteen kilometers from the Cathedral.

Though the Camino Frances has been declared a “United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site,” as well as the “First Cultural European Itinerary,” and there are laws that protect it, they are more than often often ignored. This is not the first time. In areas like Navarra, Rioja, and Castilla and Leon, newly-designed urban projects and highways have drastically modified and worsened the Camino. Energetic steps need to be taken to prevent this from continuing to happen. AGACS requests your support in spreading the word regarding this latest assault to the Camino through any means available. You can express your opinion by sending e-mails to AGACS´s web page, info@amigosdelcamino.com.

Thank-you for your support,

Buen Camino,

The Asociacion Galega de Amigos del Camino de Santiago (AGACS)
 

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Ulysse

Active Member
#2
A private, industrial, complex, is in the preliminary works in the area of Arca, located only fifteen kilometers from the Cathedral
Could you give us a bit more details before we go on and send emails all over the world.

I will gladly help if you could tell us the extent of the work and what part of the Camino would be destroyed and/or moved.

Thank you for letting us know.
 
#3
Yes of course.

We are talking about the nice forest you can enjoy just before the Lavacolla Airport, in O Pino. It's about 1 million m2 just ON the French Camino. Possibly you remember it, it's the last forest before Santiago.

Now, today, trees are been cut and the land is been cleaned to begin the construction of industrial buildings next month. All spanish associations has been noticed today and we are trying to talk with politicians, newspapers and the UNESCO to stop the workers just now.

If you are interested, please let me know your email address and I can send you the newspapers articles (in spanish, from galician newspapers) and a map to understand what is happening. And if it's possible, to publish here for everybody.

Javier Martin
Madrid, Spain
 

Ulysse

Active Member
#4
Thank you Javier.

I do remember the forest of eucalyptus before you reach the Lavacolla airport. Nice area despite the fact there was some trees and areas that showed burns from the previous fires I suppose.

Seems to me that in Sept 2006 when I went trough it there were some signs of heavy equipment, and we met 2 police cars in the trail .....

Please send me as a pm, or put it on the forum, the newspaper articles.

I will support the movement by sending an email to the adress you provided. Thanks again Javier (keep sending your nice pictures of the Camino, excluding bulls..... :wink: )
 

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JohnnieWalker

Nunca se camina solo
Donating Member
#6
It may be wise to check what stage this development has reached. For example if it has recieved planning permission following the usual local consultations and the contract has been signed and worked has started then any campaign to stop it may now be redundant.
 
#7
And Environmental Impact Assessment - assuming:

That it is required in Spain
And that one has been done.

Its amazing how many times this gets overlooked by developers. It is worth pursuing as under EU rules it’s a real show stopper if it has not been done.
Usually helps if you can find a rare plant bird butterfly or whatever aswell.
Good luck.

michael
 
#8
The problem is there's not enough time to do that.

The trees have been cut in a 80% at this moment.

Money is the reason, always money, over the environment laws and the UNESCO.

Javier Martin

Madrid, Spain.
 
#9
Javier

You miss the point. The assessment has to be carried out by the developer and lodged as part of the planning application.
If it has not been carried out then under EU law/rules/regulations whatever then the developer gets to pay a fine, work has to stop and if the assessment finds that the development would be detrimental to plants, animals, water courses, or snail breeding season then the work has to stop for some time, maybe it may be stopped permanently and works carried out reinstated.
The best way to fight a system is to use the system and if you really want to fight this then start checking the paper work. Someone somewhere will have taken a short cut.
Remember if bricks start coming through your window then you are probably asking questions in the right area.
Film the work use the internet find the address of the CEO of any international companies and banks further up the food chain and embarrass them for funding this.
Give us the email address of the head of planning responsible and his boss and lets see how they deal with an email campaign. Don’t forget your MEP as this could be an OOPs moment if this is EU funded. MEP’s like to keep a low profile and there is nothing like the prospect of having to get a proper job to get some action out of them.
I personally fire off email snotograms every time I hear Iceland and Japan justifying whaling. They have open access at government level and they reply if you are not abusive.
If you want to make any impact you are going to have to stick your head above the parapet. First thing I would do is start a website to publicise this development and your campaign.

Good luck


Michael
Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.
 
#10
We are beginning the actions that we've been planning during last two weeks. On saturday, the president of our association, Jose Antonio de la Riera, is going to defend the Camino on TVG, the galician television (at 21:00). We are sending emails to all spanish newspapers, associations, etc. If you are interested, I'm going to give you the emails address where to send, politely but firmly, your opinion. In english or spanish, doesn´t matter.

Javier Martin
Madrid, Spain.
 
#11
Where to send your email?



O PINO MAYORSHIP:

ALCALDÍA
D. Manuel Taboada Vigo Alcalde manueltaboada@concellodeopino.com;
manuel.taboada@opino.dicoruna.es

SECRETARIA/INTERVENCIÓN
Ana Purificación Otero Ferreiro Interventora/Secretaria
anaotero@concellodeopino.com; ana.otero@opino.dicoruna.es

SERVIzOS URBANÍSTICOS / Urbanismo
Pablo Martín Fernández Castro Arquitecto Municipal
pablofernandez@concellodeopino.com;

OFICINA DESENVOLVEMENTO LOCAL
Gloria Iglesias Botana Téc. de Desenvolvemento Social
gloriaiglesias@concellodeopino.com

Suxestións sugerencias@concellodeopino.com

NATIONAL SPANISH NEWSPAPERS:

El Mundo
Cartas director:cartas.director@elmundo.es
Edición de internet: internet@elmundo.es
España:espana@elmundo.es
Sociedad: sociedad@elmundo.es
Cultura: cultura@elmundo.es

El País Redacción: redaccion@prisacom.com
Cartas al director: Cartasdirector@elpais.es
Suplemento de viajes: viajes@elpais.es
España: nacional@elpais.es
Cultura:cultura@elpais.es

ABC
Cartas al director: cartas@abc.es
Cultura: cultura@abc.es
Nacional: nacional@abc.es

La Razóncartas@larazon.es

Metro redaccion@metrospain.com web@metrospain.com
20 minutos nosevende@20minutos.es

GALICIAN NEWSPAPERS:

La Voz de Galicia web@lavozdegalicia.es
El Ideal Gallego elidealgallego@elidealgallego.com
arestora@cinfo.mundo-r.net
La Opinión (Coruña) digital@laopinioncoruna.com
Diario de Ferrol diariodeferrol@diariodeferrol.com
Grupo El Correo Gallego info@galicia-hoxe.com
redaccion@elcorreogallego.es
galicia@elcorreogallego.es
comarcas@elcorreogallego.es
web@elcorreogallego.es
opinion@elcorreogallego.es
cartasaldirector@elcorreogallego.es
radioobradoiro@radioobradoiro.com
Diario de Pontevedra mensajes@diariodepontevedra.com
Faro de Vigo local.faro@epi.es
ourense@farodevigo.es
pontevedra@farodevigo.es
santiago@farodevigo.es
Diario de Arousa diariodearousa@diariodearousa.com
El Progreso Lugo informatica@elprogreso.es
La Región Ourense redaccion@laregion.net

ASTURIAS NEWSPAPERS (North of Spain)

El Comercio (Asturias) elcomercio@elcomercio-sa.es
oviedo.co@elcomercio-sa.es
llanes.co@elcomercio-sa.es
lavozdeaviles@elcomercio-sa.es
La Voz de Asturias vozredaccion@elperiodico.com

ANDALUCÍA NEWSPAPERS (South of Spain)

Diario Córdoba opinion@cordoba.elperiodico.com.
cartasaldirector@cordoba.elperiodico.com
cordoba2@elperiodico.com
El Día de Córdoba contactar@eldiadecordoba.com
Diario de Sevillacontactar@diariodesevilla.com
Diario de Cádizcontactar@diariodecadiz.es
Europa Sur contactar@europasur.com
Diario de Jerez contactar@diariodejerez.es
Huelva Información contactar@huelvainformacion.es
El Correo de Andalucía redaccion@correoandalucia.es
Diario Sur redaccion@diariosur.es
La Opinión de Málaga laopiniondemalaga.rd1@epi.es
laopiniondemalaga.rd2@epi.es
laopiniondemalaga.rd3@epi.es
El Sol de Antequera info@elsoldeantequera.com
Cádiz Información cadiz@publicacionesdelsur.net
Jerez Información jerez@publicacionesdelsur.net
El Puerto Información elpuerto@publicacionesdelsur.net
San Fernando Información sanfernando@publicacionesdelsur.net
Bahía de Cádiz redaccion@diariobahiadecadiz.com
La Voz de Almería lavoz@lavozdealmeria.com
Ideal Digital Granada cartasdirector@ideal.es
idealdigital@ideal.es
Granada Digital redaccion@granadadigital.com
Diario Jaen opinion@diariojaen.es

ARAGÓN NEWSPAPERS (North-east, Jaca and Somport area, Zaragoza)

El Periódico de Aragón eparagon@elperiodico.com
Aragón Digital redaccion@aragondigital.es
Diario de Alto Aragón cartas@diariodelaltoaragon.es
redaccion@diariodelaltoaragon.es
Diario de Teruel redaccion@diariodeteruel.net

CANARIAS NEWSPAPERS (Canary Islands)

Canarias 7 redaccion@canarias7.es
El Día (Tenerife) eldia@eldia.es
La Voz de Lanzarote redaccion@lavozdelanzarote.com

CANTABRIA NEWSPAPERS (North of Spain)

El Diario Montañés redaccion.dm@eldiariomontanes.es
cartas.dm@eldiariomontanes.es
Crónica de Cantabria ceconomica@mundivia.es
Alerta (Cantabria) director@eldiarioalerta.com
espana@eldiarioalerta.com
ediciondigital@eldiarioalerta.com

CASTILLA LA MANCHA NEWSPAPERS (Under Madrid)

La tribuna de Albacete redaccion@latribunadealbacete.es
Lanza Digital (Ciudad Real) Dirección:
lespinar@lanzadigital.com

CASTILLA LEÓN NEWSPAPERS (Burgos, Leon, etc)

Adelanto Salamanca eladelanto@elperiodico.com
La Gaceta de Salamanca opinion@lagacetadesalamanca.com
opiniones@lagacetadesalamanca.com
La Tribuna Salamanca redactorjefe@tribuna.net
El Diario de Burgos redaccion@diariodeburgos.es
nacional@diariodeburgos.es
El Correo de Burgos info@ecb-elmundo.com
El Diario Palentino dp_lectores@diariopalentino.es
La Crónica de León lacronica@la-cronica.net
Diario de León cart.director@diariodeleon.com
denuncias@diariodeleon.com
web@diariodeleon.com

CATALUÑA NEWSPAPERS (Catalonia, north east of Spain)

La Vanguardia digital@lavanguardia.es
El periódico de Cataluñacartalector@elperiodico.com
politica@elperiodico.com
macro@elperiodico.com
Diari AVUI sdr@avui.com
opinio@avui.com
Diari Sabadellredaccio@diarisabadell.com
El Punt Girona elpuntdigital@elpunt.com
mon@elpunt.com
Diari de Tarragonaacoll@diaridetarragona.com
Diari Segre cartesdirector@diarisegre.com
redaccio@diarisegre.com
La Mañana (Lérida) redaccio@lamanyana.es
Regió 7 redacció@regio7.com
cartesdirector@regio7.com

CEUTA NEWSPAPERS (Very north of Marocco)

El Pueblo (Ceuta) ELPUEBLOREDACCION@telefonica.net

COMUNIDAD DE MADRID NEWSPAPERS (Madrid)

Madrid Diario madridiario@madridiario.es
Libertad Digital buzon@libertaddigital.com
cartas@libertaddigital.com
Estrella Digital diario@estrelladigital.es
cdirector@estrelladigital.es
espana@estrelladigital.es
Diario Directo noticias@diariodirecto.com
redaccion@diariodirecto.com
Madrid Press madridpress@madridpress.com
El Telégrafo (Madrid) eltelegrafo@eltelegrafo.org
El Distrito redaccion@el-distrito.com

COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA NEWSPAPERS (Mediterranean Coast)

Levante levante.rdc@epi.es
Las Provincias cartas@lasprovincias.es
La Voz (Valencia) redacción@lavozdigital.net
Ciudad de Alcoy rcliment@elperiodico.com
Mediterráneo mediterraneo@elperiodico.com
Heraldo de Castellón web@heraldodecastellon.es

EXTREMADURA NEWSPAPERS (BY THE VIA DE LA PLATA)

El Periódico de Extremadura epextremadura@elperiodico.com
Hoy (Badajoz) edigitales@hoy.es
redaccion.hoy@hoy.es

ISLAS BALEARES NEWSPAPERS (MEDITERRANEAN ISLANDS)

Diario Última Hora (Mallorca) master@ultimahora.es
Diario de Mallorca webmaster.diariodemallorca@epi.es
El Día Mallorca web.eldia@elmundo.es
Diari de Balears master@diaridebalears.com
Diario de Menorca redaccion@menorca.info

LA RIOJA NEWSPAPERS (Logroño)

La Rioja redaccion@larioja.com

MELILLA NEWSPAPERS (Very north of Marocco)

Melilla Hoy redaccionmelillahoy@arrakis.es

MURCIA NEWSPAPERS (Mediterranean coast, under VALENCIA Region)

La Verdad (Murcia) lectores@laverdad.es
La Opinión de Murcia laopiniondemurcia.rdc@epi.es

NAVARRA NEWSPAPERS (Pamplona, Roncesvalles)

Diario de noticias Navarra internet@noticiasdenavarra.com
Diario de Navarra redaccion@diariodenavarra.es
cartas@diariodenavarra.es

PAIS VASCO NEWSPAPERS (Vasque Country)

El correo digital (vasco) redaccion@diario-elcorreo.es
digital@elcorreodigital.com
cartas@diario-elcorreo.es
El Diario Vasco digital@diariovasco.com
redaccion@diariovasco.com
Berria berria@berria.info
El Correo Digital Vizcaya digital@elcorreodigital.com
redaccion@diario-elcorreo.es
cartas@diario-elcorreo.es
Deia (Vicaya) deiadigital@deia.com
infodeia@deia.com

AGACS (Galician Association): info@amigosdelcamino.com



Thanks to everybody for your contribution

Javier Martin
Madrid, Spain
AGACS - http://www.amigosdelcamino.com
 
#12
I forgot to add the Xunta emails addresses:

These, the O Pino concello and the galician newspapers are the most importants.


Sr Presidente Xunta de Galicia, D. Emilio Pérez Touriño

Fax: 981 541219

mail: secre.presidente@xunta.es

Secretaría Xeral Obras Públicas, Xunta Galicia.

fax: 981 544948

Dirección Xeral de Turismo, Xunta de Galicia (Es importante, es una de
las que se ocupa del Camino de Santiago)

secretaria.turismo.xunta.es

Dirección Xeral de Turismo, Xunta de Galicia, gabinete de Comunicación:

ivan.pineiro.perez@xunta.es

prensa.industria@xunta.es

Sociedade Anónima de Xestión do Plan Xacobeo

xacobeoweb@xacobeo.es

Sociedade de Imaxe e Promoción Turística de Galicia (Turgalicia)

cir.turgalicia.es

Consellería de Cultura e Patrimonio

cultura@xunta.es
gabinete.cultura.deporte@xunta.es
secretaria.xeral.cultura@xunta.es

Y, el más importante de todos, desgraciadamente no tenemos acceso a
mail alguno: Dirección Xeral de Patrimonio Cultural. Fax: 981544830

Javier Martin
Madrid, Spain.
 
#13
The AGACS is working hard to protect the Camino de Santiago in O Pino, just before the Lavacolla Airport. Sending THOUSANDS of emails to newspapers, UNESCO, la Xunta and everybody who can listen about. To the European Community, too.

At the first, the GREAT NEW is the works are STOPPED. We know its not definitive, but it's important. We continue working about.

If any of you read any new about anywhere, please tell me, I need the link to recover all documents about.

Many spanish papers are publishing articles about the O Pino disaster, and the letters from readers.

Buen Camino,

Javier Martin
Madrid, Spain.
 

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