It looks like Almuñécar’s two law courts, which are in separate buildings either side of the river, will be moved into one single building.
The Director General de Infraestructuras Judiciales, Miguel Ángel Reyes, held a meeting with the Mayor of Almuñécar, Trinidad Herrera, who agreed to cede publicly owned land in the municipality for this purpose.
At the moment the provincial judicial authorities is having to fork out the lease for each law court so the construction of a building to house both law courts will eventually pay for itself.
Furthermore, the present premises are deficient in space; something that will be solved with the new building.
As a first step towards having a completely new building to house the facilities, and owing to the urgency of the situation, the Provincial Judicial Board opened negotiations for the lease of a building on Calle Ítrabo where it meets Calle Suspiro del Moro. The owner of the building will have to carry out renovations to make way for all the necessary offices and other rooms, such as the law courts themselves.
This work should be concluded by late March next year.
The budget required to make these changes and pay the lease for the next four years is 815,000 euros.
However, as mentioned at the beginning of the article, the Mayor has agreed to cede publicly owned land for the siting of a completely new building to be built in the near future as the new leased premises is a temporary arrangement.
(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)