A sigh of relief

Ley de Costas victory for Oliva beach homeowners

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OLIVA beach homeowners have won their eight-year fight to recover title to their properties after the land-sea border was moved to the wrong side under the draconian Ley de Costas, or ‘coastal law’.
The feared frontier was set on the inland side of the homes in Sector 5 – to the south of Terranova beach and north of Kiko Port – as well as part of Pau Pi beach in 2010, two years after the central government’s environment ministry warned it would do so.
Since then, owners have been fighting to get the government to move it forward so their homes, built in 1986, are safe and remain in their property.
Mayor of Oliva, David González, took up the case in the summer – and won.
The environment ministry has agreed to move the line outwards towards the sea so that the Sector 5 homes remain on brown-belt, rather than State-owned, land.

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