MIJAS Town Hall has given local businesses a month to remove unauthorized hoardings.
When the conservative mayor Angel Nozal took the position, he promised to do away with advertising placed without authorization in municipal public areas, as well as any billboards and hoardings which did not conform to local regulations.
This does not apply to sign which are under the jurisdiction of other departments such as the General Road Department or those which violated historical heritage laws.
During the former term of office, local businesses were given six months to remove their illegal advertising, but some failed to collaborate.
Now, the owners of the more than 800 which remain will be given a month to remove them, at their own cost, and from now on there will be a ban on billboards on non-urban land, within Mijas Pueblo or on urban land which has already been assigned to a certain project.
Therefore, advertising will only be allowed on commercial establishments with the authorization of the owners, or on land which is in the public domain.