Demolition for ex-Municipal Surveyor’s House

illegal chalet in middle of the photoJosé Luis Rodíguez Passolas was a powerful man in Almuñécar, without whose signature not one brick was laid in the municipality. But that’s history.

Two new judicial decisions against him have swatted aside his court appeals, but that doesn’t mean that he won’t retry higher up the judicial system.

On the 3rd of August, 2012 a Plenary Meeting of the Town Council voted in favour of annulling the building licence and first-occupation certificate of Sr. Rodríguez’s controversial chalet in Cotobro.

This was followed in November of the same year when he was ordered to “restore the altered physical reality;” in other words, demolish the illegal building excess. The “illegal excess” corresponds to an entire floor.

The fact is that as the house is on a hillside, the municipal architect – who should have known better – tried to pass off the lower floor, exposed on one side, as a basement. The judge pointed out that a cellar is an underground room; not an underground back wall to a room.

In short, unless he has a change of luck, he will have to demolish about 500 sq/m of his 815 sq/m chalet, which is in his wife’s name… bless his cotton socks.

For more information, click on this LINK from February 2013

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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