Medgroup demands €15 million from Nerja

Two brothers arrested for arms trafficking in Costa del Sol's Malaga. Image: Guardia Civil

MULTINATIONAL corporation Medgroup has appealed the sentence which freed Nerja town hall from having to pay them €15 million invested in plans for a golf course.

In 2004, the company paid for 1,000,000m2 of land on which they planned to build an 18-hole golf course, a luxury hotel and around 1,000 houses.

However, the new Territorial Planning Projects for the Eastern Costa del Sol-Axarquia (POTAX) approved in 2006, classified the land as having special environmental protection.

They demanded that Nerja town hall return the money they had paid for the land and they would in turn give back the plot, but in July this year, a court in Malaga rejected this demand.

Medgroup has now appealed the arguments on which their demands were rejected.

This is partly because in the contract there was a clause in which they “renounced the right to reclaim by accepting the risk that the development plans might not be feasible” which Medgroup claims only refers to the limits of the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.

They also consider that proof they provided which shows that despite the POTAX, Nerja Town Hall’s plans from February this year maintain the same classification for the land as in the original from 2000, has not been taken into account.

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