EXCLUSIVE: Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar builds controversial wall extension at Marbella home

Concerned of prying eyes, Aznar and his wife Ana Botella - the former Madrid mayor - have extended an existing two metre wall by another two metres

LAST UPDATED: 25 Jul, 2015 @ 18:49
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Aznar's home improvement
Aznar’s home improvement

FORMER Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar could be in hot water over the latest renovation to his Marbella retreat.

Concerned of prying eyes, Aznar and his wife Ana Botella – the former Madrid mayor – have extended an existing two metre wall by another two metres around their €2 million Guadalmina property.

Worried about the view from a new build across the street, the political couple have stepped up the privacy around their home which is heavily guarded by bodyguards and local police.

While any wall over one metre high requires proper planning permission, they look to have found a loophole by adding a ‘temporary’ addition to the existing structure around the 2,000m2 property.

Aznar and Botella
Aznar and Botella

“What they have done is very clever,” a nearby estate agent told the Olive Press.

“If the wall was deemed a permanent construct then it would definitely be breaking property law, however what they have done is a bit of a grey area.

“It would most likely take a neighbour to complain for it to be investigated.”



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