You’d Have Thought Spain Has Learnt – But No!

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  • #57766
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    angie
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    This sort of beggars belief if true, law passed to allow development 20 metres from shore! 🙄

    http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2013/08 … coastline/

    Two questions:

    Don’t they realise they’ve already ruined so much coastline already with over-development?

    Presumably this law has been passed despite huge numbers of unsold properties along the coast?

  • #118043
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    katy
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    Probably will also legalise some buildings too, such as that monstrous hotel on the Algarrobo Costa which should have been demolished!

    Will be great news for those who bought thinking they were front line beach with the old regulations 🙄

  • #118044
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    wished they sourced it a bit better, first I’ve heard of this.

    found this bit funny
    The three municipalities with the highest percentage of artificial surfaces within 500 metres of the coastline were all on the Costa del Sol, with Mijas (91%), Fuengirola (95%) and Marbella (90%).

    Considering the municipal boundary only go 700m back from the beach for large part of the town what did they expect????

    Shame about Mijas Costa.

  • #118045
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    That’s a good point katy regarding those who thought they had frontline beach but maybe not if this is allowed to happen 😮

    Andrew, since you are in the business end so to speak, what is your opinion on this point, will it be allowed to happen, surely existing communities will shout very loudly? I remember those bad old days when the rogue agents at that time would say ‘you won’t lose your view, nothing can be built there, it’s a green space’ 🙄

  • #118054
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    Fuengi (Andrew)
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    @angie wrote:

    That’s a good point katy regarding those who thought they had frontline beach but maybe not if this is allowed to happen 😮

    Andrew, since you are in the business end so to speak, what is your opinion on this point, will it be allowed to happen, surely existing communities will shout very loudly? I remember those bad old days when the rogue agents at that time would say ‘you won’t lose your view, nothing can be built there, it’s a green space’ 🙄

    lets be honest about this. most of the beach front property in the towns are already as near a possible to the shoreline.
    I think existing communities will look to their own interests.

    Towns like Fuengirola and Marbella are the way they are. What needs to be corrected is what happened outside of the towns of la cala, and marbella where alot of ad-hoc construction has gone on along the shore. I don’t think those should be legalised.

    Sorry bit off topic there. I think the views of the people who live here are slowly changing for the better and more people are realising they are stakeholders in the area. There are more attempts to protect whats around us.

  • #118055
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    Andrew, it’s not just the towns which I agree are pretty much developed as near to beach as they can, not everyone lives in the towns, there are many miles along the coast which could be affected if further development is permitted 20 metres off the coast which may blight thousands of home-owners, more bungs expected in due course I suppose 🙄

  • #118056
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    @angie wrote:

    Andrew, it’s not just the towns which I agree are pretty much developed as near to beach as they can, not everyone lives in the towns, there are many miles along the coast which could be affected if further development is permitted 20 metres off the coast which may blight thousands of home-owners, more bungs expected in due course I suppose 🙄

    oh quite agree. But the problem is the article. it talks about building 20m from the shoreline? Those places where that would have been possible because there was next to no beach in front, etc… have already been built.
    here is an example. https://maps.google.com/maps?q=bono+beach&ll=36.498684,-4.80816&spn=0.004933,0.007242&safe=off&fb=1&hq=bono+beach&cid=0,0,12343056953887180767&t=h&z=17

  • #118058
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    San Pedro de Alcantara has beach front left, some of Estepona too. Then there are large areas in Las Chapas Marbella. I think the ordinary Spaniard has always been against the over-building but they are powerless against the powerful!

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