PP government paves way for Spain shore Coast Law amnesty

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    I don’t see this as just amnesty – it appears that it could lead to horrible over-development of the coast, assuming that things ever improve.

    The Popular Party (PP) government is planning to open a little loophole in Spain’s strict coastline protection laws. A planned amendment to the 1988 Coast Law reduces — in practice — the protected shoreline area from the current 100 meters to just 20 meters.

    But homes that are now located within this 80-meter strip will be subject to very strict controls if property owners want to make structural changes, assuming they get the approval from and comply with the rules of their municipal governments.

    To remove their beachside homes from the present state of legal limbo, owners must demonstrate that they have an access road, water supplies, sewage disposal and electrical power.

    http://elpais.com/elpais/2013/04/09/inenglish/1365525498_392499.html

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    Don’t local governments also have a say in planning permission? The coast line on the north coast seems totally different to the Med coast, even though you do see the odd complex around.

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    @garysfbcn wrote:

    I don’t see this as just amnesty – it appears that it could lead to horrible over-development of the coast, assuming that things ever improve.

    Have you seen the Spanish coast lately? The over-development has already happened. Greed and corruption have ruined most of Spain’s once beautiful coast.

    Most of the destruction took place after the Ley de Costas was introduced in 1988. In Spain laws are selectively applied, and corrupt politicians do what they want anyway (which is why any sane person should be anti big-government in Spain, because the Govt. craps on the little people and everything else whilst spouting hypocritical nonsense about solidaridad).

    The Ley de Costas has been nothing but a disaster. A total failure. It did nothing to protect the coast whilst expropriating the land of small owners with no compensation whatsoever. How can anyone continue to support such a dismal failure?

    Spanish environmentalists and greens support it dogmatically. I believe in protecting the environment through careful development, so I can’t support this law. It needs changing.

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