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Spanish Coastal Law changed

New Spanish Coastal Law

New Spanish Coastal Law

Spanish Coastal Law changed – Spain

Now construction is allowed at only 20 meters from the coastline, with building to be allowed in exceptional cases in the 80 metres in between. The old rules said 100 meters from the coast line

May 2013

The new rules, which replace a stricter but oft-flouted law from the 1980s, reduce the area where construction is completely banned from 100 to 20 metres from the coastline, with building to be allowed in exceptional cases in the 80 metres in between.

Spain’s ruling People’s Party, which passed the law thanks to its majority in parliament, has argued it would give greater security to thousands of homeowners, including many foreigners, who might otherwise have lost their houses because they were in previously illegal areas or had invalid licences.

Greenpeace

As lawmakers debated the bill, Greenpeace activists scaled the lower house of parliament in Madrid and hung a banner reading "the PP is selling our coasts", until police climbed up and chased them down.

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