I think they have also been fighting against a new cement factory being built there which would spoil the area. I'm not sure but I think they won this battle. Yoy will find more info on this on the Fethiye Times website.
The area where there is a dispute re the land usage only affects a small portion of the Uzumlu housing stock. This is a beautiful area with some excellent houses available at reasonable prices and you should definetely give it consideration