It's no secret that the Junta de Andalucía not only doesn't like foreigners, it also doesn't like Almería. The latest machine-gunning involves insisting that thirteen pedáneos
(settlements) outside Albox are illegal - even though they may have been there for hundreds of years. They are Llano de Espino, Los Segovias, Los Molinas, El Llano de las Ánimas, El Cañico, La Torreta, La Molata, La Fuente del Marqués, La Venta (este and oeste), La Hortichuela, La Fuente del Carmen, el Club de Tenis and San Roque. Some of those settlements have regular church meetings, health clinics and the Town Hall of Albox is trying to help 'regularise' hundreds of houses declared 'illegal' by far-off Seville.
Maybe 'el Club de Tenis' isn't many hundreds of years old, but the news
comes from the always reliable Voz de Almería.
Later: A spokesperson for AUAN said 'It’s a farce. The regional government is totally out of touch with reality and the problems faced by homeowners, our towns and the property market. The decree is a pedantic, bureaucratic and expensive sticking plaster which is all spin and no solution'.
A local property lawyer described the ruling as 'another nail in the coffin of the local economy'.Later:
La Voz de Almería - “El Ayuntamiento tiene voluntad pero sus manos están atadas por el decreto”
Includes this remark 'All this latest move from the Junta achieves is to add an extra layer of bureaucracy to the current bureaucratic maze, that does not solve the problem. The Administration is given to moving papers from one side to the other while not always facing a practical way to tackle the problems of citizens'.
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