Mayor of Marbella’s husband set to build 50 luxury homes on land given to Benahavis

Furious residents have launched a petition against the agreement

LAST UPDATED: 13 Jan, 2015 @ 19:59
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Mayor of Marbella’s husband set to build 50 luxury homes on land given to Benahavis

THE Mayor of Marbella’s husband is set to profit substantially from a land exchange between Marbella and Benahavis.

An agreement has been reached between Mayor Angeles Munoz and the PP Mayor of Benahavis Jose Antonio Mena, for 170,000 square metres of Marbella’s land to be gifted to Benahavis.

The land – which was classed as non-urban in Marbella – will be urbanised under the new Plan Parcial of the neighbouring Benahavis.

Thanks to the plan, up to 50 luxury villas can then be built on the land known as Vega del Jaque, as agreed by the two mayors.

But the exchange could not be more beneficial for well-known property promoter Lars Broberg – the husband of Munoz – and his brother Jim Broberg.

Various companies belonging to the brothers own more than 120,000 square metres of land in the affected zone, and will benefit substantially from the new homes.

The mayor’s family, however, will not be able to build the five-star hotel that they had previously planned for the site, according to Spanish news site Marbella Confidencial.

The affected land zone also includes more than 7,300 square metres of ‘archeaological site’, which only adds to the controversy.

At the first meeting of a citizen movement that opposes the assignment of the land, the well-known ecologist Javier de Luis cited a previous similar case involving the Broberg brothers.

In 2009, he said, the Brobergs built 99 houses – following a similar demarcation agreement – on a site that had previously been set aside for just 39 houses.

The Plan Parcial – which covers 254,000 square metres – is still pending a final approval from the Junta.

To sign the online petition against the agreement, visit the petition on change.org

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  1. And some people think Spain is clean of corruption and safe to invest in property when this sort of thing is still flourishing years later! It never ends and never will. Seems to happen regularly in Spain, but not in the UK, cue EDS/G.U.A.Quid etc etc frantically researching to try and find similar. Lol

  2. Gil got things done, turned Marbella around ! a rogue yes but with results…whilst Roca / Munoz & co…just take !! sad that this appears to be never ending….but then people who vote are to blame for electing these people into positions that result in…this happening !

  3. You might want to sign this petition against giving that land to Benahavís. It is in English too.

    “https://www.change.org/p/a-la-alcaldesa-de-marbella-y-su-equipo-de-gobierno-municipal-del-partido-popular-no-a-la-cesi%C3%B3n-de-terrenos-de-marbella-a-benahav%C3%ADs”

  4. Everyone knows Marbella area is totally corrupt. Its all yours if you’ve got the money, the connections, or simply the balls to take it. If Europe rounded up all the white collar crooks and con men and put them in one place, Marbella would grow 10%.

  5. @cedric: tell me about it! golf courses *everywhere* ruining the landscape for a few entitled bores. And its the same bores that complain about railways and wind-turbines. Andalucia is having serious water shortages, and yet more courses are planned…
    But hey, why bother dealing with corruption when all you have to say to the nationalists/spaniards is ‘gibraltar’ and off they run.

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