Antonio Banderas’ garden rescued

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Antonio Banderas’ garden rescued

SPANISH heart-throb Antonio Banderas will be happy to hear the Marbella Town Hall has decided to rescue his garden.

The mask of Zorro star and his Hollywood wife Melanie Griffith were last year ordered to hand over a strip of garden to allow public access to the beach as part of a crackdown on ‘illegal’ properties.

But now an amendment to the five month old PGOU urban plan is being made specifically for the famous couple to save them handing over part of their beachfront home, ‘La Gaviota’, at Los Monteros.

The modification means that now a smaller green zone will be created and Banderas and Griffith will get to keep their sea view.

The pair will still be forced to give up part of their land but the section of garden has been changed to benefit all parties.

Town Planning Councillor, Pablo Moro, said: “It’s about changing the picture of the green zone, taking less soil from the front and more from the channel and the river mouth.”

And he added the town would also benefit, as the green zone and the public walkway could be established more quickly.

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  1. Nice. But I’ll bet that had the house belonged to some retired British shmo, that no-one had ever heard of without a huge warchest for his lawyers, would be digesting the news that his house was about to be demolished. How is it one person/celebrity has the brown envelopes to get the PGOU amended for them while the rest of us hoi polloi can have our previously legal paperwork nullified with no warning and no recourse to justice and neither is a scandal?

  2. One rule for a Spaniard, another rule for an expatriate. On and on the dodgey deals go. Spain will never learn. You’d think, given all the corruption issues that have been publicised, this decision just gives totally the wrong message.

  3. Note once again that the fool Schofield didn’t think of giving an opinion on the actual article, once again proving that he is just in total denial of any wrongdoing by the Spanish authorities. Why do you make yourself look like such a plonker Schofield? I don’t mind of course lol.

  4. LOL…LO…..LOL……….HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF ALL THE MASSIVE CORRUPTION IN U.K.JUST RECENTLY ALL THE CORRUPTION REGARDING M.P,S EXPENSES ?????.YOU NEVER COMMENT ON THE DRUGS THE BRITISH BRING TO SPAIN.THE BRITISH MURDERS, PAEDOPHILES, RAPISTS ORGANIZED CRIME,BENT ENGLISH LAWYERS COSTA DEL CRIME.WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE BROTHER.

  5. I am coming to the conclusion that Nick Schofield must actually work for the Spanish government. I mean, here is a man who can read endless stories in the Olive Press about corruption in Spain and yet keeps trying to turn attention back to the UK even though this is a publication about Spain, and more specifically, Andalucia. He just can’t make a comment that says “yes, the corruption in the Spanish planning sector is terrible and I hope the people affected by it get Justice”. Why can’t you say that, Nick?

    The UK versus Spain corruption issue is never going to be comparable, just on the terms of pure scale. Just show us all the houses being retrospectively declared illegal and demolished in the UK Nick. Show us the heads of local authorities (mayors etc) with stashes of Picasso’s in their houses and hundreds of thousands of euros under their beds. Show us trials with 100 defendents in the dock from just ONE town. Show us a local authority who changes the coastal law just to appease one person. I suggest you go and read the Olive Press properly.

    I have commented on drugs. I said legalise them, as in Portugal. As for murders and other crimes, these are not unique to any nationality – they occur in all countries across the World and comparing those acts between different countries is just plain stupid.

    You must have been fast asleep (on your siesta) when the coffee was being poured Nick, indeed you must have been asleep whilst the beans were actually being picked and ground. lol.

  6. SPAIN AND THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE CONGRATULATED IN THERE EFFORTS TO PREVENT ALLEGED CORRUPTION IN SPAIN.YOU MUST REMEMBER THESE PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED AND ARE INNOCENT TILL PROVED GUILTY.HOWEVER IT SEEMS THAT PEOPLE LIKE’FRED’PRE-JUDGE THESE ISSUES AND HIS OPINIONS BE PLACED IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.THUS LEADING TO A SLANTED VIEW OF ENGLISH AND FOREIGNERS IN GENERAL.THIS LEADS TO A ‘THEM AND US’ SITUATION.WHICH RESULTS IN THE SITUATION THAT WE FIND TODAY REGARDING HOUSING,LAND ECT.ILL THOUGHT VIEWS AND CHILDISH PETULANCE, SERVES PEOPLE LIVING HERE AS FOREIGNERS NO GOOD WHAT SO EVER.

  7. Still in denial I see, and bypassing the facts stated to you. How I am pre-judging anything when so many mayors and officials have already been convicted? You had zero knowledge of actual events – read the paper and get educated for goodness sake.

    The Spanish government are implictly implicated in the corruption since they created the systems that allowed it to flourish for decades.

    I wonder if an Octopus-to-human labotomy procedure is possible for Schofield? Paul was so much more intelligent.

  8. Nick Schofield reminds me of what I was taught by my Uncle in NY, “Joey – as you get older and meet more people, you’ll find that 85% of them are plain stupid, another 10% are damn insane and that only leaves 5%… like us. We’ll rule in spite of that majority”

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