This is to be turned into a park with some residential development.

30-04-2018Guillem Mas

Decontamination of land at the old Majorica factory in Manacor is almost finished. Once the regional environment ministry certifies that it is free of contaminants, the town hall can push ahead with a plan for creating a green zone. The development has been badly needed for many years. The site is at the entrance point to Manacor from Palma and has presented a poor and ugly image.

Mayor Catalina Riera agrees that the project will renew an area of Manacor where there is a lack of public space and create a "grand park". As well as landscaping and public facilities, there is to also be a zone for residential development. The mayor explains that once approval for the project is given within Manacor's general urban plan, the town hall will sit down with the owners and define this residential area and specify some streets that will be needed.

A few days ago, Riera visited the site, which is being decontaminated under instructions from the environment ministry. The company undertaking the work, Adalmo, was commissioned by the owners of the land, Anida Operaciones Singulares, which is part of the BBVA banking group.

An Adalmo representative, Josep Cifre, says that earth removed from the site that followed the demolition of old buildings has been transported to the mainland to be treated. There was an enormous amount of rubble that had to be taken away, while the main issue with contamination had to do with fuel tanks that were once used by the factory.

The environment ministry is expected to give the contamination all-clear in the next few weeks.

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