THE population of Benahavis is set to increase  if its new town plan (PGOU) is approved by the Junta.


Up to 1,063 new houses will be added to an additional 3,800 homes, which already have permission from the existing 1983 town plan.

The majority of properties are to be built in the surrounding urbanisations, including Montemayor and La Quinta, while an extra 200 homes are to be added to the village.

The population would swell from its current unofficial size of 20,000 residents to around 30,000 residents.

“There will be less density, but more volume and the main objective is to keep the quality. This is not about quantity,” said local agent Scott Marshall, of

“It is an exciting and ambitious new plan, but at this stage it is just a plan,” added the Benahavis property specialist.

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