Monday, 21 December 2009

The 'Urban Disaster' of Arboleas

There’s a recent article from 'Actualidad Almanzora' entitled: ‘Luis Caparrós continues to fail to heed the urban disaster of Arboleas’.
The subheads read:
*A dozen barrios with 2,000 foreign-owned properties without planning or basic services.
*The mayor of the town admits that the Junta de Andalucía has not presented as much as a single official complaint. (NB – the town is PSOE)
*The regional administration (i.e. Junta de Andalucía) does however have 150 legal cases in process against the towns of Zurgena, Albox, Cuevas and Vera. (not PSOE towns, except Albox, whose urban problems date back to the PP)
The first paragraph of the three-page special includes the following: ‘...the anarchy of the buildings could hardly be more in evidence. The disorder of the streets is absolute’. Pictures of urban sprawl accompany the title 'lo que el ojo de Caparrós sigue sin ver' - What the eye of Caparrós fails to see...
(Doesn't exist online. We can email a PDF to anyone who asks).
Luis Caparrós is a gauleiter - an Almerían who has worked for the Junta de Andalucía as the Consejero Delegado de la Consejería de Vivienda y Ordenación de Territorio en Almería since 2003. Previously, he was mayor of Purchena from 1991 to 1999. He comes from Oria. He is best known to the expats as the man who ordered the demolition of the Prior's home in Vera in the early days of 2008. Find him here.

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