CALLOSA de Segura council is looking to change its Urban Development Plan (PGOU) in a bid to save 130 jobs in the town.
The problem is there are still several businesses carrying out work defined as industrial but in areas that were defined as residential in the PGOU approved in 2002.
Some of these companies date back to the 1950s, 60s and 70s and the matter has come to a head after a Supreme Court ruling that of the town’s bigger companies must close its factory.
The non-appealable ruling puts at risk the jobs of 130 people at Cabos y Redes S.A. which has made nets and ropes in the heart of the town since the 1960s.
The company was first taken to court by a property group which at the time owned a neighbouring building, in 2009. It complained of the noise coming from the factory and pointed out Cabos y redes did not have the correct licences as it was operating in a residential zone.