CAMPAIGNERS fighting for the legalisation of homes in Andalucia have met with the Partido Popular (PP) to discuss the issue.
Representatives of Malaga-based SOHA and the Almanzora Valley’s AUAN held talks with planning minister Alicia Martinez Martin at the party’s regional HQ.
Proposals put forward by AUAN at the meeting include adequate compensation for owners of property acquired in good faith, and greater regulation of professionals involved in property sales.
“We liked what Martinez had to say and were grateful that she took the time to explain the PPs proposals to us,” said AUAN president Maura Hillen.
“It is one of the few occasions that we felt we were listened to and understood.
“I just hope that the good intentions of the PP are put into practice.”
Hillen added that Martinez had reassured them the PPs proposals on the issue will be unveiled as part of its manifesto for the upcoming regional elections.
The meeting followed a protest in Sevilla by homeowner groups from across Andalucia, timed to coincide with Andalucia Day.
The demonstrators called for changes to Andalucia’s planning laws after rejecting the government’s recent decree to regularise houses on land classified as ‘non-urbanizable’.