A MEETING this week has laid out destruction plans for the Algarrobico hotel.
Environment minister Rosa Aguilar and Andalucia Junta president Jose Antonio Grinan agreed that central government will take charge of the demolition, while the Junta will organise the removal of the debris.
The cost is estimated at 300 million euros.
It is still not set in stone whether the original licence granted by Carboneras town hall was illegal.
A judge said that destroying the hotel without official confirmation of this would cause “irreparable and irreversible damage” to developer Azata, which claims it had been given the go-ahead to build the hotel and was not aware of any legal issues.
Demolition will begin as soon as a ‘firm judicial decision’ has been made to revoke the licence.
The 411-bedroom hotel was constructed on the beach inside the Cabo de Gata Natural Park.
A series of campaigns – including a sit-in by Greenpeace – fought hard against it, leading to the halt of construction in 2006.