After three and a half years of inaction “The area’s residents deserve to have their rights defended and to live in peace”
As a result of a series of initiatives undertaken by Camposol Residents Association (CRA), including meetings with all political parties in the Murcia region, the flood risks faced by Camposol residents have now reached the Parliament of Spain in Madrid. The residents of the Camposol urbanisation, in the municipality of Mazarron, in the Murcia region, made up of some 4.000 houses and some 5.000 residents, which suffered extensive damage due to the flooding of the Rambla Los Aznares due to poor channelling in 2014, have been trying some 20 years to get these issues resolved.
On 18th November last, two members of the national parliament for the liberal Ciudadanos (Cs) party, María Carmen Martínez and Juan Ignacio López-Bas, presented a parliamentary question addressed to the Spanish government, asking what measures will be adopted by the Confederación Hidrográfica del Segura (CHS), the body responsible for managing water resources in southeastern Spain, in relation to the Camposol Urbanization
Addressing the Spanish parliament Sr. Lopez-Bas Valero, complained that “the town hall, the regional government and the national government, via the CHS, should already be studying alternatives and solutions. These houses are running a grave risk of flooding because they are located in a rambla. This issue cannot be delayed any longer and these three administrations have to get involved”.
For her part, Maria José Ros, who is the coordinator of the Cs party in the Murcia region, highlighted that, though a round table to resolve the issues between the various administrations involved, was proposed by the regional parliament back in the year 2018, “three and a half years have passed and we have no news about this and no solutions have been proposed. This area’s residents deserve to have their rights defended and to live in peace”.
Phillip Gelling, the president of Camposol Residents Association (CRA), welcomed the support of the Members of Parliament for Ciudadanos saying “In 2018 the Regional Assembly of Murcia unanimously approved a declaration that the current state of the rambla de Los Aznares represented a risk to the houses and, more importantly, to the people who live in them, the majority of whom are British citizens. We hope that the assembly´s instruction to create a working party to provide solutions will shortly be implemented, and call upon all the political parties and all those involved to resolve the grave problems faced by the residents once and for all. In fact we are pleased that the governing PP party has presented a motion in the regional parliament so that the working party be set up, which is great. We have asked to take part in such a working party and are optimistic that our request will be met “.