Towns in Spain set out their plans in a PGOU (Plan General de Ordenación Urbana). In Bigastro’s PGOU from 2005, as approved by the Valencian Autonomous Government, there was provision for car parking on a 700 square metre plot of land in the town.
What was actually built though were 23 apartments with commercial space below according to the spokesperson from the PP party, Aurelio Murcia.
In March 2006 the council granted licences for 18 flats adding another 5 later. This was supposedly in line with a technical report that assured this was part of the town’s PGOU. Murcia says that was not true which he says makes these properties illegal.
Although the present mayor was not in power at that time, he was councillor for urbanism and part of the socialist group.