Urban commission spots irregularities in the multi-million-euro project
Judges in Granada have stopped construction work on a luxury housing development in Almuñecar.
The decision was taken to temporarily suspend the licence for the 144-house estate in the Peñón del Lobo area of the town after the provincial urban commission detected a series of “defects” in the project.
Local environmental groups have long campaigned against the 70-million euro project. Ecologistas en Accion had filed an official complaint to the Supreme Court of Andalucía. The group had also compared the development to the controversial Algarrobico hotel complex in Almería, Spain. Built close to protected park land, the hotel is currently awaiting demolition.
With this ruling, the total number of homes in Almuñecar on which construction has been stopped by the courts now stands at 329 since 2005.
According to regional newspaper Ideal, the majority of the stop orders were given because of “irregular” land reclassifications.