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Coastal demolition
« on: March 27, 2008 »
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  • With the news of the coastal demolition team now considering Los Cristianos. What are the chances that they may deem the Los Gigantes Hotel ripe for demolition under the act.

    What a joy from an aesthetic point of view, at least, that would be.

    Minor disruption during the demolition process but maximum joy if and when it was removed.

    What are the chances? Discuss.

    Offline linda

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    Re: Coastal demolition
    « Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 »
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  • Very little i hope otherwise the whole village could be up for demolition as the hotel was there first :)

    Offline Mr Max

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    Re: Coastal demolition
    « Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008 »
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  • In many ways PP it would be a delight to see the monstrosity removed.  Clearly though, as the only hotel we have, it would be the final straw in the potential life of the village.

    Linda, it has nothing to do with what was where first.  The law is known as the Costas and dictates that anything built within (I think 100mtrs) of the coast, that restricts access to the coast which is the property of the State shouldn't be there and may well have to be removed.  The vast majority of LG village itself cannot fall foul of the law since it is "inland".  Whilst a lot of property had local authorisation, the argument is that said local authorisation was granted without reference to the Law of the land - hence the problems.

    Apparently a fair few buildings in Playa La Arena are likely to be looked at though, including tourist accomodation blocks - that will be interesting!

    Falstaff

    Re: Coastal demolition
    « Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008 »
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  • I recall reading in the Tenerife Sun last year when the Council abandoned its proposed development in Puerto Santiago (because it infringed the law of the coasts) that properties in  Playa Arena were being investigated.

    This is a major problem across Spain  where development has occurred within 550 yards of the coast since the law was passed in 1988.  Properties built before the enactment of the law should not be affected but the Spanish Government is unfairly (and illegally ?) retrospectively  applying the law to properties built before 1988. I can?t see them getting away with this because this would contravene the European Convention on Human Rights.

    The Los Gigantes Hotel was built before 1988 so it should not be affected. But will it?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/27/wcosta127.xml

    However, this report says that the area affected is limited to 100 metres from the coast.

    http://property.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/property/overseas/article2767161.ece
    « Last Edit: March 28, 2008 by Falstaff »

    orange

    Re: Coastal demolition
    « Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008 »
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  • If you look at the land from LG Hotel to LG Harbour. If that was open how attractive and
    public that would be.

    It has been about views for far too long, when what is needed in LG is open fresh
    and flat walkway.

    Offline maps

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    Re: Coastal demolition
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  • Where would I be able to join the coastal path that runs around the back of the Barcel?,?  if I?m coming from over the steps  on crab island and  turning right towards the hotel  then where ?
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    grockle

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  • Over the steps from Crab Island which bring you back onto the main drag down towards the Barcelo, then just down the road to the side of the Mar Blanco Commercial Centre (nice restaurants and bars nearby !) then rejoin the coastal path just down from Mar Blanco to coninue round to the fishing port.  You can also walk along under the back of the Hotel to a viewing point. Very pleasant walk and very pleasant cafe with a view for a cold beer. Enjoy.
    Unfortunately I cannot see how the coastal path could easily be extended around to Los Gigs. Perhaps once they've built the new car park in the barranco ???     :-\\

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    Re: Coastal demolition
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  • Thank you grockle

    The couple of years the path has been open we have never used it always took the long way around   but we would  like to try the tapas bar in PS 

    Is barranco the bit of land between crab island and the LG hotel that is a eye sore and could do with a makeover
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    grockle

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  • Come on round maps, PS awaits you.
    Once you reach the small fishing port there is a bit of a steep climb up away from the coast towards Spanish Corner.

    I always refer to that piece of empty land as the barranco. It does get used as a bit of a tip but is better probably to be kept as relatively unspoiled rather than with potential development ?

    It is a pleasant walk from Puerto Santiago to the Hotel Barcelo Santiago and saves taking the high road (Carretera General) past Vigilia Park.

    If Coastal Demolition were ever to take in everything 100 metres inland from the coast then an awful lot of demolition would be needed.