Demolitions on Costa Blanca

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  • #53580
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    A house was demolished in Guadamar ,South Costa Blanca,yesterday . At last the Spanish press at least here on the Costa Blanca is commenting on the issue. According to INFORMACION newspaper a total of at least 5,000 properties are under threat of demolition ,in Spain; 65% are on the Costa Blanca from Denia in the North to Torrevieja in the South.

    Spain at the moment is a public relations disaster. Benidornm council can spend millions on publicity campaigns, but one demolition will cost them a lot more than that.

  • #77426
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    135

    what a waste of oppotunity? If the poor owners had been compensated in full by whoever gave the ‘go ahead’ and then they had gone to press saying they had at least been given time and money to buy a replacement property, as their place had been build illegally, what a different story? Why on earth is Spain not punishing the guilty and compensating the victims??? Anything less, as you say will be a public relations disaster, as the world is just waiting for Spains next injustice. The sad thing is, many of the monstrosoties that have ruined Spains coastline, do need pulling down, but that will never be right until the innocent victim buyers are compensated in full before the demolition. Where will the money come from? well how many millions are in accounts or assets of the low-life we all read about?. Until these scum bags are bought to justice and forced to cough up, what chance of a PR turnaround for Spain?

  • #77427
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    goodstich44 wrote:
    135

    what a waste of oppotunity? If the poor owners had been compensated in full by whoever gave the ‘go ahead’ and then they had gone to press saying they had at least been given time and money to buy a replacement property, as their place had been build illegally, what a different story? Why on earth is Spain not punishing the guilty and compensating the victims??? Anything less, as you say will be a public relations disaster, as the world is just waiting for Spains next injustice. The sad thing is, many of the monstrosoties that have ruined Spains coastline, do need pulling down, but that will never be right until the innocent victim buyers are compensated in full before the demolition. Where will the money come from? well how many millions are in accounts or assets of the low-life we all read about?. Until these scum bags are bought to justice and forced to cough up, what chance of a PR turnaround for Spain?

    Very interesting report on the radio station website, rem.fm website in the news section about how deals have been done concerning the ex mayor of Marbella, SMALL FINES AND SUSPENDED SENTENCES.

  • #77433
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    Yes, and in the Sur today the expected demplotions have been postponed until the final hearing of the new PGOU!!

    Deep breaths everyone!

  • #78168
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    @135yearswaiting wrote:

    Spain at the moment is a public relations disaster.

    Absolutely.

    And apparently Costa Blanca holiday homes are no longer even popular with Brits and Germans.
    The Germans who still own property are selling up, and much fewer British are buying in Alicante (sales to Brits. down as much as 90% in last few months).

    Legal uncertainty and high prices are quoted as the two main reasons.
    Suppose we can read that as corruption and greed.

    Keep shafting purchasers with bribe-involved illegal builds and they will eventually go elsewhere……where prices are cheaper.
    Keep pulling stunts like demolishing a retired couple’s home with (so far at least) no compensation, and see how what is happening in Alicante may spread like wildfire.

    Maybe life is beginning to finally backfire on all those involved in Spain’s property gravy train. And I include the Government in that, because they were happy to receive all the taxes, including the Prior’s in Vera.

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_14849.shtml

  • #78173
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    ……The API Alicante President said sales to British buyers have dropped by as much as 90% in recent months.

    now why’s that then i wonder?………ummmmmmm!

  • #78182
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    Another property demolished in Guardamar yesterday , another 10 under threat.

  • #78183
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    @135yearswaiting wrote:

    Another property demolished in Guardamar yesterday , another 10 under threat.

    Just wondering if that property was spanish owned or not?

  • #78184
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    Yes, most of them are Spanish-owned and were bought in the 50’s.

    Family holiday homes fronting the beach, owned by people from Alicante and Elche in the main.

    There was an article about it in one of the local papers this week.

  • #78186
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    Were the properties considered ‘legal’ at any point do you know?? Sorry I haven’t heard anything about these demolitions and its very worrying isn’t it.

  • #78190
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    BornFree,

    I’m assuming the OP was referring to the demolition order issued for the beachfront homes at Playa Babilonia, Guardamar.

    In this instance there appears to be an innocent explanation.

    Over recent years a stretch of beach 100 metres long has disappeared as the sea encroaches onto the land and now around 100 houses which sit right on the beach are under attack by the forces of nature. The storms of last year have caused damage to these houses and shows how fragile their condition is.

    The terraces of many have collapsed completely, while some houses have suffered damage within, which has resulted in a good number of the buildings now being considered too dangerous to live in. Nearly all are regarded as potentially dangerous and demolition orders for 12 of them have already been enforced, with more to follow in the near future. Most of the houses have already been vacated but there are still a few in use.

    The lease on the land where they lie expires in 2018 and the Ministry of Environment plans to replace all the houses along the Avenida Ingeniero Codorniu, which runs parallel to the beach, with a 2km long coastal dune by that date.

  • #78213
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    That seems reasonable enough. Thank you.

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