Mojácar town plans rejected by government; opposition walk out over “cover up”

All opposition parties abandoned yesterday’s townhall meeting accusing the Mayor of a “cover up” after her new plans for the town were rejected by the Junta de Andalucia. Mojácar townhall had announced in a fanfare last September that a new PGOU (town zoning plan) had been drawn up which would secure the future for the town. It has now emerged that the Junta de Andalucia, the regional government, rejected the plans in December – but Continue reading Mojácar town plans rejected by government; opposition walk out over “cover up”

Mojácar gets a new town plan PGOU

A new town plan for Mojácar has been rushed through the last council meeting, which meant opposition councillors only had a week to study it before having to vote aye or nay. The current townplan dates from 1987 (27 years old!) so a few extra weeks wouldn’t have mattered. You can download the whole plan from here. (In the process, as Manuel Zamora pointed out, they didn’t have time to work out which councillor was Continue reading Mojácar gets a new town plan PGOU

Junta attempt to legalise illegal homes overturned by the courts

If your home is illegal, it stays illegal, say the Courts, despite the “planning law” attempt to legalise said homes. Seville’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Junta de Andalucia’s law which attempted to legalise 250,000 homes built illegally, cannot be used to legalise homes which were constructed against planning regulations. In a test case bought by a promoter facing six months jail and the demolition of his home in Seville, the Court ruled that Continue reading Junta attempt to legalise illegal homes overturned by the courts

Huge redevelopment of Almeria Port announced

The Ayuntamiento de Almeria, Junta and other government bodies that want the glory have announced a huge redevelopment plan for the port and coastline of Almería city. The project plans -no budget yet set- include the redevelopment of the coastal road, expansion of the port and marina, integration of the new conference centre into the marina, new administrative centre, two thousand parking spaces and a large new mall style leisure shopping and eating area. The Continue reading Huge redevelopment of Almeria Port announced

An overview of the POTALA

The Potala A quick overview and analysis UPDATE: Here’s the link to the very latest plans as published on the Junta de Andalucia website: http://www.juntadeandalucia.es/medioambiente/site/web/menuitem.a5664a214f73c3df81d8899661525ea0/?vgnextoid=15bf5f4eecac9110VgnVCM1000000624e50aRCRD What is the POTALA? The POTALA (Plan de ordenacion terretorial del levante almeriense, or plan for the territorial planning of the Almeria levante) is a macro plan developed by the Junta de Andalucia that intends to bring order to the overall development of this region over the next 10 years. Continue reading An overview of the POTALA