As we had been promised, the Councillor and Town Planning Technicians visited Costa Esuri on 19 November, 2019.
It was an important visit for them to learn how our Urbanisation is configured, e.g. the different residential complexes, the large number of single-family homes built and under construction, the areas planned for commercial use.
It was revealed that the planning of Costa Esuri is not consistent with the current reality of our Urbanisation. A residential complex planned for a holiday town has developed into a neighbourhood with a diverse population and many families with children. Residents require a supermarket, a nursery, a sports area, a medical centre, a reliable bus service, a pharmacy and various types of shops.
The strict planning regulations in place for commercial businesses makes it very difficult for us to obtain these facilities, especially if small businesses and entrepreneurs want to start up in Esuri, as the initial investment can be significant.
CERA is aware of the difficulty of modifying the planning regulations, but will insist that the Town Council assumes the responsibility of modifying these regulations to promote more business in Costa Esuri. If this responsibility is not taken on, Costa Esuri will not be able to develop as a thriving community for its residents.
We are concerned that the lack of activities for children and adolescents in Costa Esuri leads them to investigate and look for things to do in possible hazardous places, so we must insist on the need for unfinished play areas to be made safe and therefore lessen the risk of accidents occurring.
We are in communication with the Town Council about many more issues, in respect of which we hope action will be taken to improve the current situation. As always, we will keep you informed of developments on a regular basis.