March 4, 2007 at 10:22 pm #52692
Quote from Typically Spanish:
‘A German woman has been ordered to demolish her house
Sun, 04 Mar 2007,
A German resident of Chiclana has been ordered to demolish a house she has built without authorisation on land in the Pago Melilla: the only licence she was granted was for a riding school.
A number of constructions have been built in the area illegally, despite its being classified as rural and not suitable for development.
The ruling from the provincial courts in Cádiz overturns a lower court’s decision which acquitted the accused of charges. It ruled that she may not have known that she was acting illegally.
The woman, who has not been named, was also sentenced to six months in prison: she avoids serving the term, as the sentence is below two years. © typicallyspanish.com’
Why does she ‘avoid serving the term’ ❓
I remember having lunch many years ago at a very popular restaurant on El Palmar beach, Cadiz, – very beautiful – and being told it was illegally built. I couldn’t understand at the time why it was ‘common knowledge’ but still standing. Now we know.
March 5, 2007 at 2:53 pm #69799
The press has been full of stories about the planning anarchy that exists in Chiclana. Over the last month there have been countless stories about the 35,000 illegally built houses. It’s worth repeating the figure again 35,000 houses!!! A lot of people are wondering how this can possibly happen. Well it has and everyone just gives you a knowing shrug of the shoulders and says that the authorities will have to legalize the houses because there would be social unrest if they were all demolished. The crazy thing is that all of this has gone on with the full knowledge of the authorities. No one could argue against the clampdown on corruption. Indeed,it is long overdue. But when you see the scale of the problem in Chiclana you begin to understand why what has happened in Marbella was permitted to go unpunished for so long. It really is very hypocritical of Manolito Chaves and all his socialist amigos to tut tut and ask the voter
to trust in them to put the house in order when all of the town planning abuses have occurred under the stewardship of the PSOE. This is not a political remark as all the parties are guilty of benefitting from dodgy planning deals but Manolito has done nothing about it during his many years in charge. I did read about this judgement last week but the article did not reveal the nationality of the owner. Clearly this person has not respected the law but the cynic in me asks why out of the thousands and thousands of illegal dwellings in Chiclana a property owned by an extranjero has been sanctioned? Might it have something to do with the fact that Chiclana is a PSOE fiefdom? Put bluntly,”let’s make an example of someone so long as it’s not a local”. I hear the hornets buzzing 😆
March 5, 2007 at 4:20 pm #69801
Well siad Casaloba 🙂
March 5, 2007 at 5:00 pm #69802
Clearly this person has not respected the law but the cynic in me asks why out of the thousands and thousands of illegal dwellings in Chiclana a property owned by an extranjero has been sanctioned? Might it have something to do with the fact that Chiclana is a PSOE fiefdom? Put bluntly,”let’s make an example of someone so long as it’s not a local”.
Totally agree James. It will be interesting to see what follows – I’m sure she will have something to say about all the others ❗
March 24, 2007 at 8:16 pm #70266
Man who built a house on rustic land faces 18 month sentence
The Prosecutors’ Office in Málaga has called for an 18 month prison sentence and a 4,500 € fine for a man who built a detached dwelling on protected rustic land in Vélez-Málaga, despite an order halting construction issued by the local town hall.
The 100 square metre house was completed at the start of 2003 in the area known as Las Chozas de Triana.
© Copyright 2007 by typicallyspanish.com
I wonder if this ‘sentence’ will also be annulled ❓ Why is it that individuals are being dealt with but the big boys are being given a wider berth at the moment ❓
March 24, 2007 at 10:37 pm #70267
Why is it that individuals are being dealt with but the big boys are being given a wider berth at the moment?
Because smaller fish are easier to fry.
The big boys have big lawyers, the cases against them are bigger and more complicated, take ages to bring to court as a consequence – and they then always appeal as a matter of course, dragging the whole thing out. And, of course – expensive!
How much easier to persecute/prosecute an individual.
And most importantly – immediate ‘positive publicity’, where it is seen that action against illegal builds is at last happening.
Our developer was given an order to stop works after the building licence was revoked, but just carried on building – and all the time ’til now blatantly continuing to sell.
If the prosecutor is calling for an 18month sentence for an individual over one house, I wonder what he will push for in your developer’s case for illegal property dealings worth millions. Will be interesting to see.
April 4, 2007 at 7:14 am #70573
Looks like the PP are determined to milk this for their own political ends. Why only now (pre-elections) are they kicking up a storm?
Look out all you ‘foreign owners’…….
Partido Popular is gathering information on alleged real estate irregularities in Chiclana
Apr 2, 2007 – 8:13 PM
The Partido Popular in Andalucía has announced that the party is gathering information on alleged real estate irregularities in Chiclana, and will forward it to the prosecution service.
The Andalucía branch of the party says it will forward the information to the prosecution service
The PP-A’s general secretary, Antonio Sanz, said in a press conference on Monday that the party is concerned about what he described as the Junta de Andalucía’s ‘lack of attention’ to their responsibilities as far as Chiclana is concerned.
He described the situation in the town as ‘planning chaos,’ repeating a previous comparison he had made to Marbella.
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