Galera Building Licence

ALM La Galera virgin 90sThe Almuñécar Board of Councillors has given the green light to a building licence for 63 dwellings as the second phase of Residencial Costa Galera, Taramay.

The development company Sabadell Real Estate and construction company San José will be building the dwellings on Calle Federico Mayor Zaragoza, in front of Parque Mediterráneo.

The First Phase comprised of 44 dwellings, all of which have been completed and once the Second Phase is completed there will be a Third Phase with another 54 dwellings, which will occupy what is left of the development plot, stretching up to the roundabout.This development will basically conclude the P-1, which began 16 years ago when they built Hotel Playacálida.

The Councillor for Urban Development, Javier García also announced 87 dwellings projected above Marina del Este, belonging to the developent company Icon Marina.

Editorial Comment: I remember La Galera when it was just rolling hillside (see photo) covered with olives and almond crowned by the old building, La Galera that gave its name to the area – a sad loss. As for all the housing above Marina del Este, it was only supposed to be a few dozen dwellings with a horse-riding school and tennis court, but instead the Town Hall crammed it with blocks of flats… and now they have given permission for yet more housing there. We won’t even go into Carmenes del Mar…

Note: it’s difficult to make out but Aquatropic was not even built when the photo was taken.

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

  4 comments for “Galera Building Licence

  1. James Wright
    June 3, 2020 at 10:21 am

    How can Almunecar consider a new development when the Carmenes del Mar debacle remains unresolved. Surely they should be trying to bring this tragedy to a conclusion not carrying on if it doesn’t exist.

  2. Michael
    June 2, 2020 at 10:29 am

    That should help to solve the chronic shortage of housing in the municipality

  3. June 2, 2020 at 10:28 am

    The Town Hall under different mayors has long been centred upon gaining as much income as possible from building licences, in some cases knowingly breaking the law, hoping for a fait accompli to present as defence against retributive legal action; i.e., it’s built and we can’t possibly throw people out of their homes.

  4. Chris Johnson
    June 2, 2020 at 9:55 am

    How right you are to raise the Carmenes Del Mar issue again to keep this ongoing drama alive! Year after year after year this once lovely Urbanization continues to being totally and deliberately ignored by Almuñecar Town hall.

    Absolutely nothing is being done despite Court orders -apart for annually collecting millions of Euros in real estate taxes- about the collapsed access roads and uninhabitable declared crumbling properties.

    Let’s not even mention the many Spanish and foreign owners alike, some of which have not only lost their small investment but their permanent homes!

    Broken street lights, hugely overgrown trees, unkempt roads have all turned this Urbanization into the saddest looking part of La Herradura, not incomparable to a war ravaged zone!

    My fear is that it will take a deadly accident before any action will be taken; then, of course, the finger pointing will start!

    It is such an inexcusably and very flagrant disgrace unworthy of our lovely village!!

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