AN immediate halt has been demanded for all construction in breach of the 1988 Coastal Law.
The Andalucia ombudsman Jose Chamizo claims there are already more than 1000 illegal developments on the Andalucian coastline.
And he warned that the coastline is so “exceptionally fragile”, that all building taking place within 500 metres of the shore should be immediately frozen.
“At the moment, few town halls are rigorously adhering to the laws currently in place.”
Chamizo claims that there is a “lack of respect” for the coastal law, which he insists lacks teeth.
He has called for a reform of Spanish law to punish those who violate the Coastal Law more severely.
“The situation is so serious that the coastline has now lost much of its original beauty,” said Chamizo.
“And at the moment, few town halls are rigorously adhering to the laws currently in place.”
He urged all builders to lay down their shovels while the authorities agree on a sustainable coastal development plan to better protect it.