It’s not a question of logic as much as political expediency. The (Almeria born) Gauleiter for the area, Luís Caparrós, wanted to knock the house down (incidentally helping to cause huge loss of sales and jobs in the province – jobless at 27% the highest in Spain) for his own agenda. Remember he was promoted by the Junta de Andalucía after the demolition.
No apologies to the Priors nor to the people of Almería. This guy is gonna go far!