Cracking down on ‘dodgy’ campsites on the Costa Blanca

UNLICENCED: Maverick site in Albir.

ALFAZ DEL PI is getting tough with unauthorised campsites and caravan parks.

Thanks to loopholes in local bylaws, improvised sites without permits have gradually become accepted as permanent sites. 

To prevent similar situations from occurring in the future, the council will not licence new campsites, caravan parks or other outdoor installations for at least a year.

The council will maintain the ban for as long as it takes to regularise a situation lacking clear legislation, announced Urban Development councillor Vicente Soler.

The council has no intention of eliminating an activity with financial benefits for the town in general and which also provides employment, Soler stressed.

The town hall simply wants time to deliberate how best to fit the sites into the framework of territorial regulations, he added.

The council is currently immersed in revising the town’s Urban Development Plan (PGOU), he added, to define future distribution of available land.

Licences for existing campsites will not be affected, Soler said.

The town hall is already processing the legalisation of one Albir site, as well as two second-category campsites in the Cami dels Alguers area.

Their new status will now allow them to adapt and improve the service they offer, Soler pointed out.

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    • H Duckworth

      08 April 2013 • 19:47

      I understand that camp sites have to be licenced by the regional authority and the office of tourism…
      Not the local council!!!!

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