The Government has introduced a change to the infamous Ley de Costas – Coastal law reducing the area of highly-protected land just back from the public maritime border from 100 metres to 20 metres.
Henceforth, property in the area 20 metres back from the border and beyond will be governed by municipal planning laws (if other conditions are met, such as public access and utility supplies), rather than the much stricter Ley de Costas planning laws.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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