No more, No LEZ

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The Ombudsman has initiated proceedings against 33 towns in Spain due to the delay in the implementation of Low Emission Zones (LEZ). Among the municipalities on which the institution has set its sights are Mijas and Málaga.

The first of these, Mijas, is on the list of the 18 which have not even begun to process the LEZ, along with other Andalucian municipalities such as Motril, in Granada, Puerto de Santa María and San Lúcar de Barrameda, in Cádiz. In the case of Malaga city, the Ombudsman notes that, although the City Council has begun the procedures, it is behind schedule in its implementation.

The regulation established deadlines for public administrations to promote the improvement of air quality by reducing emissions in the atmosphere. Municipalities with more than 50,000 inhabitants were required to establish LEZs before January 1.

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Kevin Fraser Park

Kevin was born in Scotland and worked in marketing, running his own businesses in UK, Italy and, for the last 8 years, here in Spain. He moved to the Costa del Sol in 2016 working initially in real estate. He has a passion for literature and particularly the English language which is how he got into writing.

Comments


    • Jessica

      07 December 2023 • 15:57

      It´s all a load of absolute rubbish. Agneda 2030, we don´t need any of it, it´s just control and brainwashing. The municipalities should tell the ombudsman where to stick it

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