Friday, February 20, 2009

The situation closer to home

An example closer to hand illustrates the consequences of 'over urbanising' on the people who bought their houses in good faith.

People who bought houses at the Colinas de la Zenia Elite Fase II development on the Orihuela Costa are now without electricity and have had to abandon their homes. Apart from not having habitation certificates, it now turns out that the builder constructed 78 houses - 33 more than had been planned for. As a consequence the electricity company, Iberdrola, say that there is insufficient supply for all the houses.

The City Council was committed to mediate with the company that constructed the houses to get them to complete the work so that habitation certificates could be issued. However, after three years of builders supply, the homeowners are faced with the fact that the situation they find themselves in is now being described as irreversible.

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