In a Plenary Meeting of the Almuñécar Town Council it was unanimously agreed to take back the building plot on P4 allotted for the new law courts.
This plot of land lies next to the river between Las Gondolas and the P4 children’s park, which has been used as a temporary parking area during the summer.
The 3,860-sq/m plot was ceded to the Junta de Andalucía in July 2004 as the site on which the Palacio de Justicia would be built to replace the actual arrangement for the municipal law courts.
The PP-governed Town Hall considers that it won’t have a problem getting it back, thanks to the judicial report drawn up by the municipal judicial department that states that the Junta doesn’t have a leg to stand on.
Another point is that the Junta is about to change hands and will be governed by the same party as Almuñécar, which should smooth things over.
Now, there are three article on our website, dating back to 2009, 2014 and 2016, which explain the whole sorry story but for those of you who are reading this article in the paper-edition of the magazine it goes like this:
The Town Hall cedes the P-4 riverside plot to the Junta, so that they will foot the bill for building 25 government-subsidised dwelling in 1995. Benavides comes along and changes the deal so the town can build the new law courts on it instead, offering a different publicly owned plot to the Junta. The Junta says it’s unsuitable and sues Almuñécar for 1.3m euros but loses the case in 2016. Since then nothing has happened so the Town Council is taking back the P-4 riverside plot. We don’t know what they plan to do with it.
(News: Almuñécar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)