Andalusian Government fights to fix “irregular housing”

Patricia Navarro stands with Carmen Casero and Fernando Fernandez during the conference. Source: Faceook / Junta de Andalucía

AT a press conference held on Thursday, the delegate of the Andalusian Government in Malaga, Patricia Navarro has announced that the Andalusian Government will work to resolve once and for all the serious situation of irregular buildings.

Navarro explained that in the province there are approximately 50,000 irregular houses sitting unfinished or abandoned that could be completed and inhabited, 19,000 of which lay in the Axarquia province.

The government wants to class these homes to the Assimilated Out of Order (AFO) whereby owners of the properties gain legal certainty and solutions to the administration issues they currently face.Navarro also highlights that these measures are an important tool In the fight against rural depopulation, providing municipalities with fixed populations to help the tradition of local villages continue into the future.

The territorial delegate of Development, Carmen Casero, has explained that since 2003, “with the famous LOUA, we have been immersed in a tangle of regulations and territorial plans that, far from speeding up the regularization of these buildings, have delayed the situation over time by the complexity of bureaucratic procedures.”

During the conference, the delegation has also vowed to invest a total of €75 million to help the province recover from the devastation of the recent Gota Fria storms.

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