The Supreme Court of Spain has released two key judgements on the annoying El Algarrobico hotel today. They ruled that: It’s built on protected land And the land belongs to the Junta de Andalucía The ruling comes to clarify earlier contradictory Andalusian Supreme Court (TSJA) rulings that contradicted one another. The land issue comes because the the land it’s built upon was supposedly turned into nature park after permits to build were issued but before Continue reading Algarrobico land “isn’t urbanisable” rules Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Spain today ruled that non mortgage overdraft and non-payment fees from banks can be more than 2% above the base rate. The ruling came after a test case by Santander bank (which it has now lost) and is based on EU rules. The sentence rules that in personal loans, which are not mortgages, taken out by private individuals, defaulting fees that are more than 2% above the base rate are abusive Continue reading Overdraft fees can’t be above 2% rules Supreme Court
The land the ill fated Algarrobico hotel in Carboneras has now been declared BUILDABLE (urbanizable) in a shock Supreme Court decision. This ruling contradicts a 2012 ruling by the same Supreme Court, which mentioned in passing that the land wasn’t buildable. The promoter of the hotel asked for clarification of this point, which came back yesterday. The same ruling states that:
The Supreme Court of Andalucía has ruled on the amount of compensation to be given to the builders of the controversial Algarrobico hotel in Carboneras in exchange for the land it’s on. This will, in theory, allow demolition of the hotel to start soon. The court ruled that the offer by the Junta de Andalucía to expropriate the land the hotel was built on (2.313.896,61 euros) was a fair market value for the land, and Continue reading Algarrobico land compensation fixed by court (2,3 million euros) – demolition one step closer
Manos Limpias, the national group dedicated to fighting corruption in public office, has announced that they have lodged a personal criminal complaint (querella) against Jose Griñán (President of Andalucía), Manuel Chaves (ex-President of Andalucía and third VP of Spain under Zapatero in the last government), and the Andalucian ex-ministers Gaspar Zarrías and José Antonio Viera. The complaint alledges that the politicians spent hundreds of millions of euros of public funds via slush funds in paying Continue reading Anticorruption group launches criminal corruption complaint against Andalucia President & ministers involved in ERE case
The Supreme Court has published its final ruling on the Algarrobico hotel: It’s illegally within the coastal protection zone (100m from high tide) and half of it must therefore be demolished. The ruling cannot be appealed against. The Algarrobico hotel, you will remember, is the concrete monstrosity built within the confines of the Cabo de Gata natural park on the way to Carboneras. It is 21 stories high (built against a sloping hill) and the Continue reading Algarrobico is illegal and must be demolished rules Supreme Court
Exciting!!! *girlish squeal We all remember the Algarrobico Hotel, the concrete monstrosity on the way to Carboneras that everyone (except the townhall, the promotor and the Junta de Andalucia) agrees was corruptly built with illegal permits in a doubly protected area (on the coast, and in a natural park of [previously -ed] outstanding beauty). Anyho, them sheriffs up at the Supreme Court are going to be deciding on whether the cattle rustlers over at Azata Continue reading Does the Algarrobico hotel break the Costal protection law? Supreme court votes today!
The fiscalia general del estado, the Public Prosecutor, says that there is “sufficient evidence” for the Supreme Court to open an official investigation into the nefarious doings of the soon to be ex-Minister of Development, government spokesman and number 2 of the PSOE party, José Blanco, and has submitted an official request for the S.C. to appoint a Judge to lead an investigation. You will remember that a chap who ended up in court on Continue reading Ex-Minister Blanco “should be investigated” says national prosecutor