The mayor of Cantoria, Pedro Llamas PP was given a two-year suspended sentence
for allowing the construction of four houses in his pueblo a few years back - houses which, as usual, were only declared 'illegal' by the Junta de Andalucía, under pressure from the ecologists, once the final cheques had been cleared.
Here's a comment from one of the four householders, on learning that their home will be demolished, but that compensation may be made:
'We have mixed feelings about the outcome. We have been hoping for compensation, but are a bit concerned that we may never see the money (like Mr & Mrs Prior). We are resigned to the fact that the villa will be demolished, as if it was made legal we could never afford to pay for any infrastructure which would be needed. Also we could never live there again as it has too many bad memories, all the stress and health issues over the last six years
In fact, there are many more homes in Cantoria, bought by the British, which are also in a difficult legal position. When I asked the mayor in 2008 about the 21 illegal homes visible from the window of his office, he said that he had never once noticed them.
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