A COMMUNITY group has won a high court battle to give greater environmental protection to an area rich in wildlife.
Residents of Pinares de San Antón urbanisation in Malaga had campaigned to have the patch of land reclassified under Spain’s zoning scheme.
They argued that it should be afforded the same protection as the surrounding Los Montes region, because it was home to similar species of plants and animals.
And following four years of legal wrangling, the High Court of Andalucia has agreed to amend the legislation.
The ruling is the first to successfully challenge Malaga’s zoning laws since they were introduced in 2009.