By Jacqueline Fanchini
A PRE-election move to amend chaotic urban planning laws in Andalucia has been fast-tracked at the Junta following talks between the PSOE and the IU.
The amendments will regulate 25,000 homes under the so-called Law on Urban Planning of Andalucia (LOUA).
The changes, that would attempt to regulate homes built on isolated clusters on non-developable land, will be ready in January.
Despite the deadline being just four months before the municipal elections, Junta boss Susana Diaz insists the changes are not ‘an electioneering measure’ but ‘the response to a drama suffered by thousands of people’.
However, it is feared the amendments will not help the many British expats whose homes in the Axarquia, Almeria and Chiclana are already under threat of demolition orders.
It comes despite requests from the British Embassy to find solutions for those in the midst of judicial proceedings, or who have already been handed demolition orders.