April 2016

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.
Click here to read the full report.

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.

Click here for details of this event, which is a must for all home owners in the slightest doubt about their home’s legality.

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Dear Members and Friends of SOHA
Estimados Miembros y Amigos de SOHA

It’s that time of year again and our AGM is to be held on Wednesday 24th January 2018 at Camping Bar at 19:00 for a promt start at 19:30.
Es esa época del año otra vez y nuestra AGM se celebrará el 24 de enero de 2018 a Camping de La Vinuela Bar a las 19:00 para una pronta puesta en marcha a las 19:30.

All officers are happy to continue in their work, but if anyone wishes to put themselves forward for any of the three positions of President, Treasurer or Secretary can you please let me know by return
Todos los funcionarios están dispuestos a continuar en su trabajo, pero si alguien quiere presentar su candidatura para cualquiera de las tres posiciones del Presidente, Tesorero o Secretario puede usted por favor hágamelo saber a vuelta.

I would also like to remind anyone that has yet to pay for their 2018 subscription, I will be there at the AGM along with our treasurer ready to renew your subscription.
También me gustaría recordar a alguien que todavía tiene que pagar por su suscripción 2018, voy a estar allí en la Junta General junto con nuestro tesorero listo para renovar su suscripción.

Please remember that unlike previous years, our AGM is for members only. If you wish to become a member, you can join by going to our website, www.soha.es and pressing the ‘donate’ button or you can join on the night, just complete the attached membership application form and bring it with you.
Por favor, Recuerde que a diferencia de años anteriores, nuestra AGM es sólo para miembros. Si deseas ser miembro, puedes unirte a nuestro sitio web www.soha.es y presionando el botón ‘donar’ o puedes unirte en la noche, simplemente completa el formulario de solicitud de membresía adjunta y tráemelo contigo.

We look forward to seeing you all.
Esperamos verlos a todos.