Monday, 11 January 2010

British expats ordered to demolish their homes

(Agencies) It has not been a good start to the new year for eight British owners of 'illegal' properties in Albox, Almería. Their Council has notified them of an order to demolish their homes built on non-urbanizable land in this municipality of Almanzora, where there are some 5,000 such illegal construction. The s plan to come out in a demonstration today, as they have done before (photo). The Mayor of Albox, José García (PSOE), says demolition would be 'stupid'. García, who inherited the problem from his predecessor, Francisco Granero (PP), made the decision to notify the orders over the holidays, which has left the proprietors in a state of shock, according to the Abusos Urbanísticos Almanzora No association (Auan) of over 400 British expats affected by the town planning debacle in the area. "One of the couples knew nothing at all about it. Nothing," said its president, Maura Hillen. (The full story on CampoPulse.)

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