GREENPEACE has appealed against the controversial decision to stop the compulsory purchase of the illegal El Algarrobico hotel in Almeria.
The group is furious that the environment department has overturned its ruling from 2007, which would have expropriated the hotel and turn the area back to its original format.
Greenpeace said the change was “a serious error” and sent a confused message over the protection of the coastline.
The hotel was built illegally inside the Cabo de Gata Natural Park, just yards from the beach.
Greenpeace says it is ‘incomprehensible’ that 11 court rulings supporting the hotel´s illegality should not be sufficient for the Ministry in this matter.
“It is ‘incomprehensible’ that 11 court rulings supporting the hotel´s illegality should not be sufficient for the Ministry in this matter.”
The Junta now has two choices, to pay the developer Azata del Sol 80 million in compensation and demolish the hotel, or allow the developer to finish the hotel and open it.
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