I have now uploaded a number of photos, taken over the last week or so, of the large building site on the eastern side of town, previously mentioned in this forum. The site is right in-between the Hotel Nerja Club and the Hotel Los Arcos, on the right-hand side of the N -340, going towards Maro, opposite Capistrano Village.
(It may take a few days for these shots to appear on my TA.)
It has now been officially confirmed that the project is to be the site of a new Mercadonna supermarket, and that building completion is expected to be around Christmas-time, 2013.
So far, work has started at 08.00 sharp every day except Sundays, and it needs to be noted that in the summer months Spanish law allows building work in general to start at 07.00.
A break from work is taken during the afternoon, after which work resumes into the evening.
I have tried to provide photographs showing the location and work as completely and accurately as I possibly can, and as a result the shots are not in any particular chronological order.
The two hotels above are unfortunately very directly affected by their extremely close proximity to the site, as is the Turquesa Aparthotel complex, which is owned by the businessman who also owns/owned this plot of land.
The residential areas around the site are also being affected by the construction noise and associated dust etc. It is impossible to define this area accurately, as the degree of noise intrusion and other nuisances varies according to a number of factors, such as wind direction.
However, I can advise that close to the site the heavy-plant operation and general construction noise levels are very noticeable and intrusive.