Quarrel over building licences blocks Albir development
By Irena Bodnarec MAITE Huerta, opposition councillor at Alfaz town hall, has lodged an official complaint against the town hall regarding a building plot on Calle Hercules 20 in Albir, claiming that the building licence expired last December, halting works.
CBN contacted the councillor for planning, Toni Such, to comment on the matter and he was more than willing to clarify the facts.
The original planning consent was applied and issued in 2007, under the previous administration, for the construction of 158 apartments.
In 2009, a number of amendments to planning applications were passed, including the style of new constructions, but as the licence had already been granted it could not be altered.
The town hall had little power over the aesthetics of building so long as it adhered to building regulations.
Construction did not commence at the time due to the financial crisis and an extension was obtained, which is valid until June 2018.
The site has been cleared and levelled, but the constructor now has to complete the entire project before the expiry date so as not to be in breach of the contract..
Whether works will commence is not known, but all the necessary paperwork is in order.