More Spanish urbanisation plans suspected of insufficient water resources

The Green MEP, David Hammerstein, has added several more Spanish urbanisations, in planning or under construction, to the list of urbanisations under investigation by the European Commission for not having sufficient water resources.

Last month Brussels asked Spain for information on 250 Spanish housing projects that are suspected of lacking sufficient water resources, and that may fall foul of EU water and environmental directives.

“There are still many urban planning projects in Spain where demand exceeds water resources, which means deceiving citizens who are the ultimate victims,” argues Hammerstein in a press release.

The latest additions to the list of construction projects under investigation include Ávila (Villanueva de Gómez), Segovia (Palazuelos de Eresma), Castellón (Almenara), Toledo (Seseña e Illescas) and Alicante (Parcent).

The full list of projects under investigation includes residential housing projects, hotels, golf courses, and tourist complexes in Andalucia, Castilla-La Mancha, the Valencian Region, and Murcia.

A list of plans and projects under investigation can be seen here

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Mark Stücklin is a Barcelona-based property market analyst and consultant, and author of the 'Spanish Property Doctor' column in the Sunday Times (2005 - 2008). He can be reached by email on ms@spanishpropertyinsight.com.