More Demolitions in the Almanzora Valley

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  • #55516
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    I just wonder when the penny will drop with the Junta in Andalucia that the reputation of the Region is becoming increasingly tarnished as they pursue a policy of demolishing even more houses in the Almeria area. All it does is seem to highlight the mal administration, corruption, lack of natural justice and respect for human rights that is endemic in a country that at times resembles a 3rd world country than a developed one. The latest news emanating from that area is that a further nine houses are under the threat of demolition.

    See link below

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_26503.shtml

    Richard

  • #99288
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    he probabley wants to retire to that area and doesn’t want it spoilt so by giving the area a bad name no-one will go there and he can have a quiet retirement.They always have a alterior motive

  • #99305
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    In most of the cases I read about, the Prosecutor acknowledges openly the corruption at local Town Hall level, but it is always the purchaser who nevertheless loses out. In this case, he is pushing for the homes to be demolished.

    In a case concerning the development I was involved in (and thankfully got my money back), the Prosecutor again acknowledged the local Town Hall was corrupt in issuing an ‘illegal’ building licence, but then went on to say that the developer couldn’t be blamed for their corruption therefore the purchaser was ordered to complete on their albeit ‘illegal’ build, and pay the developer’s costs. 😯 The fact it was the developer who obviously bribed ‘the corrupt’ in the Town Hall seems to have been irrelevant.

    Either way, it seems it’s always the purchaser paying for the corrupt activities of the local Planning Departments and as Richard perfectly puts it, this “lack of natural justice and respect for human rights” will do nothing to resurrect Spain’s property market.

  • #99314
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    …and a further six homes reported today – also in Albox.
    The local property association AUAN has the news:

    Almanzora valley: The avalanche of homes in the dock.
    Yet another developer, charged with building illegal homes, appeared before Penal court number 5 on Wednesday 23rd June 2010. This time the matter involves 6 houses in the Saliente area of Albox allegedly built on non urbanizable land without the necessary license and technical project.
    The State prosecutor is asking for a penalty of one year in prison, a fine of 16 months at 12 euros per day and disbarment from the exercise of a profession relating to construction for a period of 2 years.
    The prosecutor also asks for the houses to be demolished with compensation paid to the owners.

  • #99623
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    Well despite the conciliatory comments from the Junta the other week about finding solutions to the illegal build crisis, the level of prosecutions in the courts goes unabated. Another 98 properties are under threat in the Almanzora valley.

    All it does is illustrate the dysfunctional way in which governement operates in that country. Perhaps the catalans are right to demand independence.

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_26688.shtml

    Richard

  • #99777
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    Well despite the conciliatory comments from the Junta the other week about finding solutions to the illegal build crisis, the level of prosecutions in the courts goes unabated. Another 98 properties are under threat in the Almanzora valley.

    All it does is illustrate the dysfunctional way in which governement operates in that country. Perhaps the catalans are right to demand independence.

    http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_26688.shtml

    Richard

  • #99842
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    Well some good news to report for a change

    The AUAN (Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora NO) have just issued a press release announcing that the Junta in Andalucia are setting up a working party in September to find and agree solutions to problems arising from the illegality of homes in the Almanzora Valley. The working party will include representatives of the regional government, the mayors of the valley and representatives of the affected families, specifically AUAN.

    Hopefully this will pave the way to a sensible solution to the property irregularities in that region

    Richard

    P.S. I would like to add that AUAN appear to be doing a sterling job in pushing for solutions in the Almanzora valley and the fact that this working party has been set up seems in no small way down to their efforts

  • #100006
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    Well some good news to report for a change

    The AUAN (Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora NO) have just issued a press release announcing that the Junta in Andalucia are setting up a working party in September to find and agree solutions to problems arising from the illegality of homes in the Almanzora Valley. The working party will include representatives of the regional government, the mayors of the valley and representatives of the affected families, specifically AUAN.

    Hopefully this will pave the way to a sensible solution to the property irregularities in that region

    Richard

    P.S. I would like to add that AUAN appear to be doing a sterling job in pushing for solutions in the Almanzora valley and the fact that this working party has been set up seems in no small way down to their efforts

  • #100038
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    Yes, well done the AUAN.
    it shows that we don’t have to be sheep if we don’t want to.

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