Marta Escriva, who lives in Sevilla, and is the Ciudadanos spokesperson regarding the Parliamentary Commission on Environment and Planning, met with the SOHA Committee on Monday 21st March at 7p.m., in the Bar Ortogosa at Cruce Zalia. Ciudadanos are at present in a strong position to influence the Andalusian Parliament.
The amendments to Andalusian planning laws, which are awaiting discussion and ratification by the Andalusian Parliament, were discussed, and Mario Blancke expressed SOHA’s concerns about this subject.
Phil Smalley also stressed the importance of the ex-patriate community to the Andalusian economy.
Phil and Fernando Montero escorted Marta on a tour of the Alta Axarquia area on Tuesday, before she left for Mijas.
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Our Chairman, Phil Smalley, has sent a progress report to members, about our strategy for legalising homes.
Mario Blancke will be explaining the legal intricacies of DAFO (Declaración de Asimilado a Fuera de Ordenación.) This does not translate easily into English, but is roughly; “Declared as accepted without planning consent”. The Town Halls are currently under pressure from the Junta de Andalucia to categorise every property built on rural land as either legal (under the PGOU), DAFO, or illegal (for demolition). The Mayor of La Vinuela, José Juan Jiménez López, will also be there, to answer questions.
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