Planning laws near waterfront relaxed in Ley de Costas change

Ley de Costas - an arbitrary boundary?

Ley de Costas – an arbitrary boundary?

The Government has introduced a change to the infamous Ley de Costas – Coastal law reducing the area of highly-protected land just back from the public maritime border from 100 metres to 20 metres.

Henceforth, property in the area 20 metres back from the border and beyond will be governed by municipal planning laws (if other conditions are met, such as public access and utility supplies), rather than the much stricter Ley de Costas planning laws.

[link type=”info” href=”https://www.spanishpropertyinsight.com/legal/ley-de-costas-coastal-law/”]Ley de Costas – Coastal Law[/link]

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    UPDATE
    Changes to the Ley de Costas were approved by the Senate on 24/04/2013. Along with the reduction in the protected area mentioned above, other changes include:
    – Concessions up to 75 years
    – 12 areas legalised: rocafel (alicante), puerto de santa pola (alicante), marina de empuriabrava (girona), platja d’aro (girona), la ría de punta umbría (huelva), el casco urbano de isla cristina y el caño del cepo (huelva), pedregalejo o el palo (málaga), oliva (valencia), xilxes (castellón) y moaña (pontevedra)
    – Concessions for chiringuitos extended from 1 year to 4 years.
    – The possibility of celebrating parties on the beach.

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