ESTEPONA town hall has a backlog of more than 3,200 planning investigations which have not been processed, admit officials.

Councillor Susana Arahuetes described the situation as ‘very serious’, blaming the problem on the ‘total paralysis’ of the department over several years.

Many of the cases are even beyond the deadline for action to be taken, although Arahuetes promised to reopen them in due course.

The problem dates back to the Astapa investigation in 2008, which saw the arrest of former Estepona mayor Antonio Barrientos and several councillors.

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