GREEN: View of Manilva

MANILVA town hall has revealed plans to complete the thousands of unfinished homes left in the wake of the 2008 financial crash. 

Around 3,000 properties have been left unfinished in the Costa del Sol town and at least half of them have now been vandalised.

Town planning councillor Marcos Ruiz said: “The priority is not to develop more land, but to finish what is already built.”

That’s despite Manilva having 2.5 million sqm of urbanisable land – room for more than 5,000 homes – available for developers.

Ruiz told press there are investment funds that are already betting on unfinished urbanisations in Martagina, on the beachfront, next to the old campsite, sectors MA 6 and MA 7 behind the church and on the Peñoncillo road next to the golf course.

However the town hall is requiring these investors to guarantee the development of roads, infrastructure and green areas before undertaking the recovery of housing.

“We want to move from the developmentalism that has taken place in Manilva and give quality and sustainability to our neighbours, and finish what is already built,” Ruiz said.

The town hall has processed 48 licenses over July and August.

These included 34 minor works licenses, five major work licenses and six  first occupancy licenses for a total of 120 homes.

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