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  • #52260
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    Just to take the heat off the CDS 😉

    In just six months the valencia government has given the green light for developers to construct 364,500 homes and 48 golf courses. 34% of the coastline is already developed. 30 cases of corruption have been disclosed. (article in magazine published by Solbank)

  • #65876
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    …..and are we really surprised, Katy !

    I, for one, am certainly not sitting here in a state of shock at this news.

    Do I hear helicopters buzzing soon over the east coast?! 😉

    Barbara

  • #65885
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    I won’t be allowed to forget the helicopteros will I…appearing in you area of spain soon 😆 😆

  • #65895
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    Hi Katy

    whilst I do not doubt your statistics and it doesnt surprise me – most of these golf courses and new developments were rushed in before the LRAU deadline earlier this year when the law changed to LUV. LRAU allowed abuses to be carried out and they had no moratorium so develoeprs tried to get the plans in front of the conselleria as quickly as possible. I have no doubt lots of brown paper envelopes were shifted across the table.

    It just makes worrying statistics that it seems half of the new developments planned for 2007/8 will be built in the Valencia province. However Valencia does seem to be selling like hot cakes (the City not the province) because of the boat race next year.

    However the coastline is supposed to be protected – there is no building allwoed within 300-500M of the beach depending on the actual beach. The Central government are also surveying the area and it is estimated that some 40,000 buildings (all illegal and all built privately) will be earmarked for demolition – mainly from the are within 500M of the beachline.)

    So we may be a concrete jungle in the next ten years but hopefully we will still be able to see the beach in some places

  • #65897
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    @katy wrote:

    I won’t be allowed to forget the helicopteros will I…appearing in you area of spain soon 😆 😆

    Excuse me, Katy – but across our bay we have a NATO base.
    We don’t mess around with mere helicopters – when we hear a buzz, it’s a F16 jet !

    Having said that, helicopters have been known – hovering around on the look-out for Marijuana plantations (grows like billy-oh out here…!).

    Have I gone off-topic here? What were we talking about ? 😯

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