Now you see it, now you don't. How the park would look, if the monument is demolished.

13-07-2016Archive

Although the Council of Majorca's heritage commission is to give renewed consideration as to whether the monument in Palma's Sa Feixina park should be given protected status, the town hall remains confident that this will ultimately be rejected, thus clearing the way for its demolition.

The councillor for culture, Miquel Perelló, who has been the main driving force behind getting rid of a monument to Nationalist war dead, says that he wishes to be respectful of the powers of other administrations - the Council in this instance - but doesn't believe it will be necessary for the commission to take up to a year in conducting its reconsideration. He points to the fact that it will be undertaking an analysis that differs little to the previous one. That resulted in a rejection of protected status.

Perelló adds that the town hall has as yet received no formal notification of the Council's decision to reopen the case. The town hall has at present only officially been informed that there is a three-month provisional suspension of the plan for demolition, which means until the end of September.

The Palma administration remains determined to demolish the monument, regardless of the current obstacle to this. When the demolition might be is, however, not known. "We will do what we have decided and within the legal framework. We will not do things like the Partido Popular did," observes Perelló, who was referring to the demolition of the Pont des Tren.

The PP, meanwhile, has expressed its satisfaction that the Council is to reconsider the status of the monument.

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Simon Tow / Hace over 5 years

Only other people´s.

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Andy Rawson / Hace over 5 years

The monument was rededicated to democracy in 2010 under the 2007 Law of Historic Memory. Does this mean the current administration is against democracy?

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