Hi Bernanrd – I agree with you that compensation will be at best difficult to obtain. My comments were mainly related to the fact that at least the government are starting to take a stand agianst such practices and this in turn may lead to more stringent controls prior to building (for example sending inspectors round to stop buildings without a licence)
What I find incredible is that in Oliva anyway, if you have a skip outside the house you can guarantee that within one hour the town hall will be round asking for your permissions. Yet major developments can apparently be undertaken in some areas without anyone noticing. I find this incredible. One rule for some and another for others.