Twelve luxury apartments, each valued at 600,000 euros, look set to be demolished in Puerto Andratx after a Palma judge ruled that they were built illegally. The long-running dispute looks set to be resolved after the ruling. The former mayor of Andratx, Eugenio Hidalgo, who was later imprisoned, was responsible for their approval. The environmental organisation GOB was the first to file a lawsuit against the complex, which had been built on officially non-building land. The building licence was subsequently revoked.
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Sell them at a discounted rate to locals. demolition is a waste of time. Sell them at say 50% of the market rate with a covenant that they can only be sold to other registered Mallorcians in future at 50% of the then market value. The locals should benefit especially given the first going on at the moment about the lack of affordable homes for locals. I come from a city in the UK where we have the same problem and what happens here is when we build more than a certain number of properties. X number approximately 20% have to be affordable with certain rules about resales et cetera. There is a list of people who are offered these properties. And they get one chance each. It’s not perfect, but it does work.
tranq tranquerThat’s a choice and should be up to locals. But in a town that has a permanent soundtrack of building Jack hammers. it’s seems a waste that property already finished is lost I know some folk who work in nearby Pagurea that live in andraix
@david Holland Sorry but no. Firstly it is possible to put the site back to near enough pristine. Every scrap of building material will be taken away at total cost to the developer and nature will soon do the rest.. Secondly this is on the edge of the sea in what was, once upon a time, a pristine area. If we need more cheap housing then build it close to the jobs and use fines from the mega rich developers who get caught to build the needed housing. Leaving illegal builds like these standing is NOT an option.
Ok illegally built. Occupied by squatters. Subject to demolition so worthless. Restoration of the site to original condition virtually impossible. But they exist , there’s a property shortage on the island, that towns property values way out of reach of local young’uns. So in the town where reported €60k are being offered to first time buyers. Why not sell to locals with contract conditional resale conditions to locals in the next sale. Or good quality social housing for locals. It’s seem such a shame locals can’t benefit from this illegality, in a positive way. Future illegal building is about honest governance not demolition of these properties..