Urgent plea after months without electricity

TWENTY owners of the Arco Iris building apartments in Alcaucin staged a protest outside the town hall to denounce the fact that they have not had electricity for the past 14 months.
Spokesperson Isidoro Urrestarazu told Spanish daily SUR that the company in charge, Sevillana Endesa, had cut the service in March of 2014 as it claimed the building had not been provided with legal electricity meters.
According to him, the company has requested the licences to install new meters but the council had denied them, as it claimed the building was linked to the corruption case ‘Arcos’, and is one of the illegal, bought-in-good faith properties.
“We have spent €80,000 for an electrical transformer which has not fixed the problem,” said Urrestarazu. He continued: “We feel deceived and confused and we want to find a solution.”
Urbanism Councillor and member of the Save Our Homes Axarquia (SOHA) pressure group, Mario Blancke, explained that the property was constructed in an area not zoned for construction and would potentially have to wait for the approval of a new land-use plan (PGOU).

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