The right kind of demolition

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  • #55948
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    Nice to see Andalucía doing something right for a change.

    The Andalucía High Court has decided this infamous 20 story, 411 room hotel on the edge of Cabo de Gata’s Nature Park will be demolished after throwing out the appeal by Carboneras Town Hall. Work was suspended in Feb 2006.

    They should concentrate more on these kind of illegal buildings instead of people’s homes.

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    Here’s another one at Marbella Golf. Demolition started last week.

    It was going to be a luxury hotel for a north-American hotel chain (bet the brown envelopes were bulging for this).
    Eleven stories high and started in the 1970’s (would that be Gil’s time?), it’s since sat like this acting as a bird sanctuary.

    Marbella Golf Club and the Marbella Town Hall say they “see the demolition of the structure as part of the new image Marbella is determined to project for the future”.

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    @charlie wrote:

    Nice to see Andalucía doing something right for a change.

    The Andalucía High Court has decided this infamous 20 story, 411 room hotel on the edge of Cabo de Gata’s Nature Park will be demolished after throwing out the appeal by Carboneras Town Hall. Work was suspended in Feb 2006.

    They should concentrate more on these kind of illegal buildings instead of people’s homes.

    Only problem is that A) no one wants to demolish it as they’ll be liable to compensate the developer to the tune of 80,000,000 €’s B) It’s not possible to remove all the rubble from the site & return it to its natural state , due to the steep incline of the mountain !

  • #101469
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    I know quite a bit about Marbella golf, believe it or not they have been trying for years to get permission to demolish that shell. 😀 It was a situation they inherited with the purchase and went back even before GIL.

  • #101470
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    Landed any golf balls in there, Katy? 😆

    Article here: http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_27780.shtml

  • #101556
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    Actually, they’re trying to pull a fast one.

    ‘The game’s not over ’til the fat lady sings. No, I’m not talking about newspapers here, but the Hotel Algarrobico. That 20 storey thing in Carboneras that has been rotting in the sun since work stopped on it (it was almost complete) a few years back, thanks to a vigilant minister who noticed that the huge construction was both in the maritime zone and in a national park. According to the ecologists, who are tirelessly protecting our interests, the hotel and its 410 rooms must be demolished, and if a large compensation is paid to the owners, then so be it. However, the Junta’s business interests have also been tireless, despite many legal setbacks, in finding a way forward.
    So, a new rule is fighting its way through San Telmo, the Seville government, to legalise the hotel and several other projects within public land (the Macenas hotel for example): The euphemisticly called ‘Proyecto de Decreto por el que se establece el régimen general para la planificación de los usos y actividades en los parques naturales y se aprueban medidas de agilización de procedimientos administrativos’ would open national parks to speculators.
    While the Junta is partial to, at the very least, turning a blind eye to the Algarrobico Hotel, it hasn’t shown the same concern for the 12,000 ‘viviendas ilegales’ which are owned, with few exceptions, by concerned and indignant Northern Europeans’. (Ent Online, links)

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