The sea garden of Varna is the biggest and most visited park in the city. During the socialist era (1945 - 1988), the territory of the park was expanded. With the political changes in 1989 new weak laws allowed parts of the park to be sold or returned to previous owners of the land. This lead to changing of the statute of the park by transforming it into urban area. The newly proposed master plan of the city makes this urbanisation legal. Additionally some companies get permissions from the government to build tourist complexes in the sea costal area called 'Alley 1' . The citizens of Varna are strongly against this decision and a coalition including 8 organisations was established to struggle with this case of land grab. Court cases, demonstrations and public awareness campaign didnt lead to success.