La Pedrera to be preserved against building for everyone to enjoy

Bigastro town council has started the procedure to create a Nature Reserve in the area of La Pedrera and La Loma de Bigastro.

This will enable the whole area of great ecological, natural and historical value to be protected in the future and avoid and type of threat from building, according to Councillor Antonio Meseguer

This natural space, which has also recently had its recreational area repaired, will have added attraction after this declaration. He said the council is trying to improve the town’s open air recreation, environmental appearance and educational offer, as well as its tourism performance.

La Pedrera is visited by many people from all over the county of the Vega Baja, and the Town Hall considers it to be the green lung and a balcony onto the province.

Meseguer announced they hope to fulfil this objective before 2019. “It is important and we are going to work like a forced march to make this space protected, conserved and improved once the Nature Reserve declaration is obtained”.

At the moment the Valencian government has the proposal on the table and now its technicians will have to visit Bigastro to define the area to protect and lastly, once they have compiled all the graphic material, it will be brought before the municipal council which has to give its approval to the initiative and make it official.