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March 17, 2008 at 10:11 am #53775
One third of the Lanzarote’s luxury hotels have been declared illegally built, with demolition possible in theory. It’s seems that the town halls of Yaiza (10.000 residents) and Teguise (17.000) did a bit of a Marbella. There is some talk of demolition, but I guess that is just posturing for now. In the end it will be a slap on the wrist.
March 17, 2008 at 10:13 am #79952mark wrote:One third of the Lanzarote’s luxury hotels have been declared illegally built, with demolition possible in theory. It’s seems that the town halls of Yaiza (10.000 residents) and Teguise (17.000) did a bit of a Marbella. There is some talk of demolition, but I guess that is just posturing for now. In the end it will be a slap on the wrist.
Where would they put all the rubble if the demolish so many hotels?
It is a small island afterall…
March 17, 2008 at 11:12 am #79953
When it comes to corruption, every country is a ‘Banana Republic’, even the so-called ‘civilised’ countries. And the bottom line, the corrupt are policing the corrupt, just see what happens – if anything – to the mayors/townplanners of Yaiza and Teguise. No doubt they have relatives/mates in the police and judiciary.
When I read what is going on with our own politicians in the UK, outrageous self-given pay rises/expense allowances for flat-screen tv’s and £10,000 kitchens, buying overseas properties with mortgages paid for by the tax-payer etc., I think we can safely assume that many if not most are willing to milk any position of ‘power’ they have for feathering their own nests, in whatever way possible without any feeling of wrong-doing….for them it is just their perks of the job.
I have never been so dis-illusioned by those in any position of power, be it Spain, UK or anywhere. Re. this latest news from Mark, obviously the brown envelopes were at work………am just not surprised/shocked anymore. Just resigned to this is how it is.
Sorry Mark, off-topic a bit, but just had to have a moan!
March 17, 2008 at 8:45 pm #79967
Wasn’t Lanzarote the pioneers of illegal builds?
Didn’t a senior politician “go down” for turning a blind eye?
After turning a blind eye to and illegal build hotel, then supply materials to the development?
March 18, 2008 at 8:41 pm #79989
There is some talk of demolition, but I guess that is just posturing for now. In the end it will be a slap on the wrist.
For what it’s worth, a Socialist councillor from the regional Cabildo council is talking tough, saying there will be no amnesty. ‘We will demolish what is necessary’.
These hotels have benefitted from European Union funding of 36.5 million €.
I wonder how much of it ended up in the pockets of the two local mayors from Yaiza and Teguise. Their assests are being investigated by the ‘Organised Crime Police Unit’.
Just maybe the EU will at last feel they have the right to intervene in Spanish affairs – something they’ve refused to do until now – considering this time it’s their money that’s involved.
When it’s just been us poor sods who have been creamed, they say they can’t intervene. Will watch this one with interest.
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