By Richard Torné
Hundreds of expats in Sierra Cabrera and Cortijo Grande will have to pay for the cost of urbanising their neighbourhoods if a council land-grab plan goes ahead, Costa Almería News can reveal.
The two residential areas are home to some 400 residents. The council says both are currently run by a ‘junta de compensación’, a neighbours’ committee that decides how to divide up the land and develop the zones.
But little has been done since 2007 in the wake of the economic crash, according to the council. The two existing sewage plants serve only part of Sierra Cabrera and many of the streets have no paving or street lighting. In addition, a number of properties have no first occupation licences and are illegal.