A new urban development plan created by Marbella’s Town Hall is causing a stir between authorities and property owners.
These are one of the many controversies caused by the exposure of all of the illegal properties in area. In this case, 3,000 property owners have instructed a lawyer to act on their behalf, who is now in a poised position to appeal should the current plans be approved.
The definitive planning approval for the said development, namely the PGOU, is predicted to be in place towards the end of the year, however reports say, “that once that happens, a group of 3,000 local residents will be taking legal action against the plan’s content.”
Inmaculada Gálvez, the lawyer representing the angry owners, informed newspapers that she has been instructed to appeal to the courts to contest the decision should it be approved by the town hall in its current context.
As is required by law, the plan has been documented and displayed on two separate occasions, however during these periods there were more than 8,500 arguments made against the content.
The basis of the plan is to legalise more than 17,000 illegal properties in an attempt to avoid demolition, but this isn’t enough to appease the owners of the legal properties in the area who have been “detrimentally affected by the planning irregularities in Marbella.”
Gálvez was quoted to comment on the main argument presented by the town hall that it was “absurd to demolish a property which will be made legal under the new urban plan as a ‘serious fraud of the system’."