Yaiza’s General Plan – the document that governs current and future planning in the southern municipality – has been declared null by the Canarian Supreme Court.
The court upheld an appeal by a local businessman, who complained that the plan created an “amnesty” for promoters who had broken the law and gave equal treatment to those who had committed illegal acts and those who had acted “in the correct manner.”
Of 18 complaints, the court found in favour of one – that the plans for new roundabouts on the approach to Playa Blanca contravened a Canarian government report on roads.
Part of the plan had already been annulled by Spain’s Coastal Department , but yesterday’s judgement places all future development in question, and has been described causing “total chaos” by sources in Yaiza.
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