This is very welcome news of the 160 families of the pupils attending the IES Villanueva del Mar, which uses this sports facilities for its physical-education classes.
Even though the sports area has been around for over 50 years, Costas decided that it didn’t belong there. In fact, the installations came into existence long before Costas ever did.
It was in 2019 that the Town Hall was told by the provincial office of Costas to demolish it and if they failed to act, Costas would step in and do it themselves and hand the Town Hall a bill for 20,000 euros.
But Costas decision dates back to 2016 and since then the Town Hall has been fighting it in the courts, whilst at the same time trying to push through legislation to legalise the threatened sports facilities.
So here we are at the present day with the TSJA putting a temporary hold to the demolition order issued by Costas because if the only high school in La Herradura loses its PE installations, then it will have to close down.
“At the same time we have been seeking to legalise this facilitiy with the approval of the Junta de Andalucía, said First Councillor, Ruiz Joya, adding, our installations were there before the Ley de Costas of 1988.”
Editorial comment: without a shadow of doubt, Costas has earned itself the reputation of being out-of-touch, intransigent and lamentably illogical.
This has a lot to do with the fact that the provincial office for Costas in 80 kilometres inland in the city of Granada, instead of being on the coast.
You get the urge to drag the Head of Costas down to the beach and throw the bugger into the surf, saying, “now you know what the bloody stuff looks like because you’ve obviously only seen it in a photo up til now.”
(News: Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)