One of the ramps that is now in place. | Andrew Ede

Pollensa's councillor for urban planning, Tomeu Cifre Bennàsar, has responded to charges from the former mayor, his cousin Tomeu Cifre Ochogovia, regarding the lateness of the installation of ramps for disabled access and other issues in respect of Puerto Pollensa's semi-pedestrianisation project.

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Cifre Bennàsar says that the fact that work on the project has not been completed is the consequence of it having been approved by the previous administration (when Tomeu Cifre Ochogovia was mayor). This was "inadequate" and has meant that there has to be the second phase this winter. On the ramps, he says that there was not provision for their payment in the project.

Junts Avançam, which is the main governing political grouping at the town hall (Cifre Bennàsar is a member of the Junts), has released a statement on its Facebook account in which it explains that the raised ramps were needed before the commencement of the second phase. This goes on to say that although the ramps' installation represents an expense for the town hall, priority needed to be given to the needs of those with reduced mobility. The statement adds, as has previously been suggested, that the level of the road, when the second phase is done, will be at the same height as the pavements.