Illegal builds in Catral

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  • #52369

    Anonymous
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    I hear that there are serious problems with illegal builds in the Catral area of Alicante province (S. Costa Blanca). Does anyone have more information on the situation there?

    Thanks

    Mark

  • #66864

    Anonymous
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  • #66868

    Anonymous
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    Unfortunately, that link leads to an empty page, so none the wiser.

    Mark

  • #66886

    Anonymous
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    Must have been a blip Mark – it’s working now.

  • #66891

    Anonymous
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    Interesting article in Spanish from Las Provincias newspaper.

    http://www.lasprovincias.es/valencia/prensa/20061019/cvalenciana/catral-autorizaba-viviendas-ilegales_20061019.html

    Explains how the scam worked:

    The constructor requested planning permission to put a fence around protected land.

    The council gave planning permission and this, in turn, enabled the constructor to request a temporary supply of electricity and water for the construction works. This supply was then channelled to the illegally built houses.

    As the houses were completed, the council then issued certificates stating that were more than four years old and so safe from demolition for having been built illegally.

    At the same time, the council decided not to issue a request to the property registry that would have blocked any land transfers (ie sales).

    Part of the undoing of the scam has been the publication of old aerial photos showing that the houses were less than four years old.

  • #66894

    Anonymous
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    In any development, be it large or small, photographic evidence can be good amunition in the armoury if things are disputed at a later date.
    For boundary disputes, rights, etc., “aerial photos” are an excellent tool.

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