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  • #52909
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    I’ve been looking at properties and land around the Lorca region and have been put off some of them by the proximity of pig farms. However, I’ve been told that a law has been passed which requires all pig farms within a 15 Kilometer radius of the Rafael Mendez Hospital in Lorca to be removed within 2 years. Can anyone confirm this?

  • #72407
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    Believe this to be true especially so if you are in the Lorca/Aguilas triangle.
    Having been living here for 2 years notice the farming land is fast disappearing and new properties emerging.
    Like you was very concerned . Not just the smell but the flies.
    But because area is so nice decided to take the risk and even though our neighbours are farmers and still have pigs and goats it is a rarity to smell the country life anywhere in this locality and amazingly we can dine outside all day without flies bothering us.

  • #72421
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    Thanks Melosine, like you, I like the area very much, but was unsure of the ‘country smells’ problem. How far is your nearest pig farm?

  • #72425
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    About 150 metres away. Farm backs onto our land.
    Noticed the silo when first saw the plot but never smelled anything. And we were checking constantly I can assure you.
    Didn’t even realise until we moved here that within mile radius there were also goats, cows,sheep and horses as well.
    All the farms are kept immaculately and the waste is removed in tankers not spread on the ground . So this must be the reason.
    Just drive around area and you will see the quality ,and size,…they are enormous… of the individual villas now under construction.

    Not an agent . Just feel extremely fortunate to be living in a wonderful part of Spain.
    Personally hope we are more than the 15km boundry from the hospital.

  • #72430
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    I would be very sceptical about the claim to remove the pig farms knowing how things work here. Take the smoking law as an example, everything carries on more or less than usual. Also find out where the info’ came from, (could be similar to the Disney rumour started by estate agents!) However, I wouldn’t rely on them closing even if I had it in writing from the local Mayor.

  • #72431
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    ‘La Razón’ reported last week that a year and a half after the anti-smoking legislation in Spain, eight out of ten bars are still breaking the law.

    Looks probable then that eight out of ten pig farms would still remain in place…..

  • #72432
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    Both Charlie and Katy appear to dispute what I have witnessed happening in my area so Ronvan think you should do as I suggested and check it out for yourself.
    As for the smoking law,admit a restaurant in Campillo did bend the rules Christmas week, but have yet to go into another bar/restaurant here where no smoking areas have been flouted, even on special occasions .
    Know Spain has lots of corruption but to generalise and negate an answer when one doesn’t know even the area in question…. well, what can I say.

  • #72433
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    Your area does always seem to buck the trend compared to the rest of Spain doesn’t it 🙄 the stats on smoking quoted by Charlie were for the whole of Spain. no, I don’t know your area very well (except that it seems to have a lot a pig farms and a lot of building going on). I do know a lot about spanish politics and the manner in which things are done here. Do you know and frequent every bar in your area re. smoking? (which was only an example of how the law in Spain works) another one was the law re. siting all electric high tension cables underground, yet they are still installing new ones overhead in some areas, sure it doesn’t happen in your area but many buyers were assured by REA’s/developers that they would shortly disappear. So on the basis of what generally happens in Spain I offered advice to take it with a pinch of salt. I didn’t say I was right, just sceptical and to be wary. personally I would find a place that didn’t have the pigs at the outset just for peace of mind.

    I also find it strange that people move into the country and then try stop things like smelly pigs, cockerel’s crowing etc.

  • #72434
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    katy wrote:
    Your area does always seem to buck the trend compared to the rest of Spain doesn’t it 🙄
    Not always .Don’t think anywhere is perfect although folk employed at local townhall do appear to be more honest than some and licences are agreed before individual builds start . Just don’t think one should generalise.
    the stats on smoking quoted by Charlie were for the whole of Spain.
    Yes, I understood that but fail to understand in what relation it was to pigs.
    I don’t know your area very well (except that it seems to have a lot a pig farms and a lot of building going on).
    You certainly don’t know area well. Most of the pig farms are between ,and around , Puerto Lumbreras and Heurcal-Overa and even from motorway at times the smell makes it very obvious.
    The area I mentioned Lorca/Aguilas does have a few still remaining,mostly around my village 8 km from Lorca, but you would rarely know if you didn’t see the silos. Obviously good farming husbandry.
    A lot of building going on ❗ There have been a number of individual houses (and one large Spanish based golf development underway, nearer Aguilas) but as minimum of 5,000 sq.m per building is required, on the land previously used for farming, it is a mere iota by comparison to the more upmarket areas where Brits desire to live.
    Because of the amount of land required it has stopped the unscupulous promoters/developers via UK causing mayhem

    I do know a lot about spanish politics and the manner in which things are done here. Do you know and frequent every bar in your area re. smoking?
    I bow to your knowledge about Spanish politics , but have not been in every bar , although all state fumar permitido , preferring restaurants and as a smoker have noticed the rules have been obeyed. With of course the exception I mentioned.
    (which was only an example of how the law in Spain works) another one was the law re. siting all electric high tension cables underground, yet they are still installing new ones overhead in some areas, sure it doesn’t happen in your area but many buyers were assured by REA’s/developers that they would shortly disappear. So on the basis of what generally happens in Spain I offered advice to take it with a pinch of salt.
    Haven’t noticed any new high tension cables ,in my area but equally the few that are here are still insitu.
    I didn’t say I was right, just sceptical and to be wary. personally I would find a place that didn’t have the pigs at the outset just for peace of mind.
    Sceptical , that what I had noticed and mentioned was the truth !!
    Think 99% of us would opt for more glamorous locations if our wallets were thick enough .

    I also find it strange that people move into the country and then try stop things like smelly pigs, cockerel’s crowing etc.[/quote
    Totally agree. Same as in UK .City folk move to the country and then want to change everything. However indulge in good farming practices and you won’t upset the neighbours
  • #72554
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    Thanks to you all for the advice, especially Melosine being someone who lives in the area where I’m looking and is close to a pig farm. I didn’t realise that such a simple question would create such a dispute.

  • #72555
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    @melosine wrote:

    Both Charlie and Katy appear to dispute what I have witnessed happening in my area….

    Actually, don’t think Katy and myself were disputing anything.
    Just enjoying joining in on the discussion, our point being will this new law – as with the smoking ban – be effectively implemented (or not!). 😀

    Wish you happy hunting and success in your property search!

  • #72556
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    Melosine
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    ronvan,
    That’s the way things go with forums. Unfortunately the written word can so often be misconstrued. Nothing serious though.

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