WORK is being carried out on the Jardines del Principe urbanization in Marbella despite there being a demolition order for the complex.
Marbella Town Hall has granted the promoter the building licence needed to finish 86 apartments on the Golden Mile.
In 2003, the Andalucian Supreme Court of Justice annulled the licence granted by the GIL party for the urbanization in 1999, and the Supreme Court rejected the appeals against this sentence.
Residents in neighbouring urbanizations want the demolition to go ahead, even if it means going to court again.
They claim to feel they have been “tricked and abandoned” by both local and national politicians.
The apartments which were built are closed and empty pending the demolition.
However, the local General Plan for Urban Development includes the legalization of these properties amongst a total of 16,500 in the town which were built illegally.
In exchange for this, the town hall received €2 million and a plot of 3,200m2 from construction company Coepro.