Algarrobico licence appeal dismissed

Judges say there is no reason to examine surprise 2014 ruling

The Algarrobico hotel lies on a beach between Carboneras and Mojacar

By David Jackson

The constitutional court has refused to accept an appeal against a July 2014 sentence ruling that a building licence issued by Carboneras council for the contentious El Algarrobico hotel was legal.

The refusal says that there is no “violation of any fundamental right” which would give leave to a review of the sentence.

The appeal was launched by local pressure group ‘Salvemos Mojácar’, which is fighting to have the 21-storey half-built hotel demolished.

It is the second recent setback for the group after the supreme court rejected their criminal complaint against the three magistrates who issued the contentious ruling.

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