22 Mar, 2010 @ 18:23
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‘Protected’ building demolished

THE Mayor of Ronda has demolished a ‘protected’ building – using money earmarked for boosting employment.

Under fire Antonio Marin Lara – who passed the controversial Los Merinos golf development – called for the Ministry of Defence’s headquarters to be torn down.

Lara allegedly spent some 605,000 euros of a four million employment budget on the demolition project.

Opposition Izquierda Unida councillor, Rafael Ruiz, explained that he had previously requested a technical report to ascertain the building’s condition several times.

He revealed that the only information he received confirmed the headquarters’ partial decline but recommended just a few repairs.

And IU member of Parliament Gaspar Llamazares has demanded an official explanation for the demolition, stating that the building’s deterioration was only “partial”.

The 19th-Century headquarters were also protected as part of the city’s urban development plan (PGOU).

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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