World famous party island Ibiza has been demolishing illegal properties with alacrity recently. The other day the island’s authorities demolished a minor-music celeb’s multi-million Euro villa, now they have turned their attention to 14 beach huts mainly used to store boat. They were all knocked down earlier this month.
The huts were built decades ago on the beach in the Ses Salines natural park of Ibiza and Formentera, one of the few coastal parts of Spain that has not yet been blighted by mindless development. They were built without any planning permission on the beach of Es Codola, and in Spain all beaches are public property, so they also fell foul of Spain’s ley de costas, or coastal law.
The huts are reported to have been built with dangerous materials that needed special treatment for disposal, which is the excuse given by the coastal department to explain why it has taken decades to get around to demolishing them.