WORK on the new Guardia Civil barracks in Calvia is planned to begin shortly, Central Government confirmed yesterday.
Responding to a parliamentary question in Madrid from Joan Fageda, Partido Popular Senator for the Balearic Islands, the Interior ministry said there had apparently been a slight hitch in the construction schedule after the Secretary of State for Security noticed technical errors in the original plans.
The ministry pointed out that as far back as 2006, an agreement had been reached with Calvia Town Council for their technicians to provide the plans for the construction of the new barracks. There had been a year's delay in Central Government receiving these.
Once the plans had been handed to Madrid, Calvia Town Council put a bid package out to public tender for work to begin in 2008. However, Central Government had to call a halt to proceedings because they saw that the building work violated local bylaws due to part of the site invading a neighbouring property.
Calvia Council, claiming lack of financing, had then handed the responsibility of modifying the plans to the Guardia Civil.