EXCLUSIVE By Wendy Williams
A GROUP of British expats is suing the owner of an illegal caravan park in Almeria.
Dave Church, 67, who owns a mobile home on Grand Oasis Park, in Los Gallardos, is one of nearly 30 expats who have filed a denuncia against owner Shaun Wilson.
They insist Wilson is about to make them homeless by applying for a camping licence for the site, that he has run illegally since 2001.
They claim that plans submitted to the local town hall show the park with the removal of all the existing mobile homes.
“Our lawyer has been told that all homes will have to be removed before a licence is issued and this would leave many owners without a home,” Essex-born Church told the Olive Press.
“We are very worried, particularly as we cannot get answers from either the town hall or owner.”
The group is now also threatening to sue the town hall for allowing the park to set up minus a licence in the first place.
“The town hall must take responsibility for this,” continued Church, who previously took legal action against Wilson in 2009 after he illegally disconnected his water, sewerage and electricity supply.
Wilson, who has other parks in Valencia and Alicante, was fined 450 euros and ordered to reconnect them.
The Olive Press was unable to contact Wilson despite numerous calls.
The town hall declined to comment, but confirmed the park did not have a licence.