Right-of-way tussle in Denia

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INCOMPLETE: Town hall intervened before barrier could be completedPhoto credit: Denia.com

SEVERAL Les Rotes residents complained to Denia town hall after a neighbour tried to block access to their own homes. 

According to the local Spanish media, they were horrified when work began on an automatic sliding barrier. 

Once in place, they pointed out to the municipal authorities, they would not be able to reach their own properties via a road they had always used without problems. 

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Denia town hall took immediate action by halting work on the barrier, although a lawyer who represents the property-owner suggested in the local Spanish media that the road is private. 

It is not a right-of-way, he allegedly claimed, implying that a legal battle could soon ensue. 


Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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