A HALT has been called to dumping rubble at the head of the Garsiva stream in Benitachell.
Residents of the Cumbre del Sol urbanisation complained last year that rubbish dumped by developers was building up and filling the streambed.
The town hall and the Confederacion Hidrografica del Jucar (CHJ) water board looked into their claims but concluded that all was in order under a 1975 agreement. The developers were allowed to fill a 16,815-square-metre plot of municipal land at the head of the Garsiva stream with excavated rubble and earth, they said.
This decision was recently reversed following a technical report which concluded that the tipping affected the streambed, which is public property.
The dumped material has advanced downstream and this is unauthorised, pointed out the engineer who wrote the report.
It was even possible that the dumped rubble and earth could cause rockfalls at the Benitachell cliffs.