Algarrobico hotel 'not illegal'


THE court judgement is in for Carboneras hotel Algarrobico after much deliberation. The panel of judges has ruled that the Algarrobico building license from 2003 was legally issued, overturning a number previous rulings.

The ruling goes on to state that the rights of the promoter (Azata del Sol) and the town of Carboneras had their rights trampled upon by the earlier court decisions. Ecologist group allegations were summarily dismissed on a technicality. According to local sources, they had failed to provide enough paperwork to support their case.

This does not mean that the hotel itself is legal, solely the building license. The court stated that within the information available in 2003, the promoter did nothing wrong in asking for the building license, the town hall did nothing wrong in granting it, and the license was therefore valid. In the meantime, Carboneras as a town still has its zoning plans going through the court system


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    • Robbie

      07 August 2014 • 15:54

      For anyone who hasn’t seen this with their own eyes it is a vast hideous monstrosity that simply doesn’t belong in the beautiful area that they built it. The architect should be sectioned just for the design.
      It’s horrible and has permanently scarred the face of what was once a fabulous coastline.
      The Spanish are masters at ruining and scarring their country with crazy building projects.

    • John Gardner

      14 August 2014 • 12:42

      Ah well, good to know that most dreadful of Spanish diseases, corruption, is certainly not in evidence in this court. Yes, really does the heart good!

    • El Tel

      23 August 2014 • 21:06

      Its the same in the UK, granted Out laying building permission of the plot, but you still need planing permission, Basically 1) “You can build on the plot”, 2) “But we need to know what it is that you are going to build on the plot”. Thats the part that is not legal or not clear, applies to many new builds across Spain, especially land that is not declared as Urban, and this is in a National Park, would this happen in a UK National Park? and to add to it the Spanish are going to restrict access to their Health Service, Please Come and Retire in Spain. Rojoy, get your act together before asking for another EU handout, 31% financed by the UK

    • Bridget Cosgrove

      26 August 2014 • 16:16

      You clearly did not visit this beach in winter, after storms. Covered with all the crap washed down the river bed, piled high with dead animals, plastic , wood, rubbish and metal, you name it. Carboneras clear this after every storm. It looks lovely only because Carboneras do look after it and keep it clean. That tourist can say ” oh what a lovely beach” it costs us money , and we don’t have any great big Hotels on our beach front, this was to be our first.

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