Mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has reached agreement with the Junta de Andalucía to regularise another 200 properties in the town which were constructed illegally during the time of the GIL administration.
It takes the number of outstanding illegal properties in Marbella down to 500, and the move has been criticised by local Socialist Javier de Luis, who told El País that the measure ‘clearly benefits the promoters’ who took advantage of the lack of control in the GIL period.
One of the developments now to be declared legal is the Jardines del Principe on the Golden Mile which is 40% over the legally built amount and the construction of which had blocked the sea views of neighbouring properties which had previously won a court order for partial demolition. Now the development can stay in exchange for the promoter giving the ground floor of the building to the Town Hall.
A similar situation is in the Jardines de la Costa, 61 homes in San Pedro Alcántara, where the promoter, José María Enriquez, implicated in the Malaya corruption case. The construction of this development was only completed during the time of the present Mayor.
Also to be legalised is the third phase of the La Cañada commercial centre where another deal has been reached with the promoter, Tomas Olivo.
The courts still have to decide whether some 60 properties face demolition when the new PGOU Urban plan is approved.