VELEZ-MALAGA town hall has paid out a two million euro fine to residents in El Copo.
A hearing in 2008 ruled in favour of 18 residents who said they were subjected to long-term noise disturbance from bars and restaurants in the area between 1990 and 2003.
The Andalucia Supreme Court ordered the town hall to pay 156,000 euros to each of the 18 residents for failing to stop the noise pollution.
The case has set a precedent for residents experiencing noise pollution in other areas.
People living in the Puerto Marina area of Benalmadena are threatening to take legal action if the town hall does not take action against the noisy nightlife there.
- La La lovin’ it! New organic olive oil ‘experience’ in Ronda - 18 Mar, 2019 @ 14:27
- The Cat’s Whiskers: Is Sierra de Gata Spain’s most delightful region? - 16 Feb, 2019 @ 10:00
- Why Sotogrande’s La Gran Reserva is one of Andalucia’s most exciting new developments - 23 Nov, 2018 @ 12:15
- How the Olive Press has survived 300 issues – and is continuing to grow - 14 Sep, 2018 @ 09:48
- How a Costa del Sol-based financial services business gives back to the community - 18 Aug, 2018 @ 16:58
- ‘Evil’ monkey dubbed Dracula robs British family of cash and passports on Gibraltar’s Skywalk - 22 Jul, 2018 @ 12:32
- West End comes to Sotogrande in aid of charity - 24 Jun, 2018 @ 14:14
- Olive Press publisher Jon Clarke gets five star access to Spain’s three Michelin Star heroes - 1 Apr, 2018 @ 15:00
- NICE ONE SON: Valldemossa’s Son Viscos is the perfect B&B for a weekend escape - 21 Mar, 2018 @ 11:00
- El Bulli restaurant owner creates Spanish culinary encyclopedia - 18 Mar, 2018 @ 12:00