A CIVIL servant at Frigiliana Town Hall is facing a year in prison for allegedly allowing a large house with a swimming pool to be built on non-urbanisable land.

The technician, who also faces a 20-month ban from office, is in court in Malaga this week alongside an architect and landowner.

The trio allegedly collaborated in the building of the weekend finca, using a system of applying for separate licences ‘in order to feign legality’ and applying for a warehouse licence when all were aware it was a house being built.