TODAY marks the seventh anniversary of the demolition of a British couple’s Spanish home in Almeria.
Len and Helen Prior had their property bulldozed in Vera in January 2008 over ‘planning irregularities’.
This was despite having the correct paperwork signed off from the town hall.
Since the demolition, carried out under instructions from the Junta de Andalucía, the couple have lived in their garage which escaped the wrecking crew.
Helen Prior told Business over Tapas newsletter: “The Vera ayuntamiento has finally replied to our barristers’ request for compensation (through the courts). This is the final conflict as the Supreme Court said there would be no further appeals.
“Vera will obviously try to give us as little as possible. Hopefully it will be over in the next few months.”
The area of their property was built on is not on the coast, not in a ‘flood plain’, not in a protected area nor indeed in a natural reserve.