Carmenes del Mar to be repaired

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HOPE has been brought to the residents of a residential complex in La Herradura which is in a state of great disrepair and they are now expecting to see their homes repaired soon.

The delegation of the central government in Granada is to hold meetings with regional and local administrations to commence taking action to repair as many as 400 homes in the Carmenes del Mar residential complex in La Herradura (Almuñecar) which are suffering from serious structural faults and damages which threaten the safety of its inhabitants.

As reported by the EWN back in November of 2014, eight people in charge of the construction of this complex were sentenced to conduct reparation works as the Granada court ruled that negligence had occurred during the construction process.

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The complex of 425 homes was sold between 2001 and 2005 at prices nearing €100,000 and, since its construction, the hill of Cerro Gordo in which it is located has suffered repeated landslides which have gone as far as causing some homes to collapse. Fifteen other properties have been closed down as they were also at risk of collapsing and the rest have suffered serious damage.

Now the sub-delegate of the government in Granada, Santiago Perez Lopez, has agreed to hold meetings with Almuñecar Council, the Junta de Andalucia regional government and central government to request action which would at least allow the homes to “survive the winter,” in his words.

“The onset of autumn and the rain is a source of worry for residents as the danger to families is increased,” said one of the spokespeople, Ricardo Lopez.

The Granada Court requested support works priced at €4.5 million to keep roads operational, as well as guaranteeing basic supplies such as water, gas and electricity, amongst others.

In addition, the court seized all property of value from those accused of failing to guarantee that the works (estimated to cost €3.6 million) will be carried out.

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