A huge new development in Torrox which has been on the drawing board for years may yet see the light of day. Over 3,000 homes, an hotel, a marina and a golf course are the long-awaited projects in the pipeline for the Calaceite area in the east of the municipality on the border with Nerja.
Plans for a golf course were approved under the General Urban Development Plan (PGOU) as long ago as 1992 but have been stalled ever since. Earlier this year, the town hall bought into the Málaga company Calaceite Developments S.L., part of the Fuerte Hotels group, following its bankruptcy, and councillors are now looking for a partner to invest with them.
The €400,000 paid to the insolvency administrator gives Torrox a majority shareholding in the company, with which it hopes to progress the development of a 100 hectare site as a golfing centre. Mayor Oscar Medína says the plans are “fully viable from a legal, urban and environmental point of view” and is looking for a “powerful investor” to join the Town Hall in the venture.
A golf course in Torrox would be the third in the east of the province of Málaga, after Añoreta in Rincón de la Victoria and Baviera Golf in Vélez-Málaga. Nerja has been working with Larios SL to build a golf course, hotel and homes around Maro, although the plans have met strong local opposition.