THE new government in Alcaucin has promised that the legalisation of illegally built homes in the town will be one of its main objectives. All those who voted for the two SOHA (Save Our Homes Axarquia) candidates in Alcaucin, Mario Blancke and Michael Stevenson, have made a real difference.
Their party, Los Verdes, won two seats and, as we said, they hold the balance of power.
As a result they have formed a coalition with the Partido Andalucista and the Partido Popular to throw the PSOE out of power for the first time in almost 30 years.
The coalition’s biggest priority is the legalisation of houses.
The new mayor, PP’s Domingo Lozano, has said that they will also make sure that the town’s new General Plan for Urban Development (PGOU) is completed.
Mario said: “There are many people who, in good faith and in compliance with all legal requirements, bought or built their home, and those people should not be made a victim of the Junta, they are primarily responsible for what has happened, they can not deny that they knew what was happening and that they did nothing about it.”
The leader of Los Verdes, Mario Blancke, who will be second deputy mayor, blamed the “urban planning chaos” in Alcaucin on the Junta de Andalucia, and announced that he will defend all those people who bought or built their homes in good faith, as they can’t be held responsible for the Junta “looking the other way”.
SOHA Chairman Philip Smalley said: “Along with my election as a councillor in La Viñuela SOHA members can be very satisfied with their achievement. We have created real change in towns which desperately needed it.”