MIJAS is planning to legalise 2,800 illegal homes.
The town hall has compiled a list of all the properties built on ‘non-urban’ land in the municipality, marking the first step towards regularising the buildings.
This still leaves a staggering 1,215 properties classified as illegal.
The town hall believes many can be legalised particularly if they are more than four years old.
Each case will be considered on an individual basis.