Carmenes del Mar

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Carmenes del Mar sentence upheld after defendants lose appeal

Thu, 26/01/2017 - 10:56 -- admin

The Provincial Court of Granada has once again vindicated the residents of Carmenes del Mar by rejecting an appeal by the defendants against the sentence handed down over two years ago. On November 3rd 2014 the builders, engineers and architects involved in the construction of Carmenes del Mar were found to be responsible for the defects in the construction and were ordered to repair the urbanisations. Over two years later, the court of appeal has upheld that sentence. While this ruling is a vindication of the claims of the Carmenes del Mar home owners, they do not believe that the defendants will fulfill their responsibilities, and fully expect them to continue to delay and avoid carrying out the necessary repairs.

The residents have again called upon the Administration to carry out the repair work that were approved by the Andalucian Parliament in February 2016. In October 2016 the Andalucian ...

Listen to lively discussion about the history of Carmenes del Mar

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 17:17 -- admin

The Granada radio station esRadio Granada returns to the Carmenes del Mar story with another edition of the show Es La Mañana de Granada. In the program the lawyer who represents the communities in their legal actions recounts the history of Carmenes del Mar, from its beginnings in 1978 with the purchase of a plot of rustic land by a company owned by the well-known Rodriguez-Acosta family of Granada. The informative and lively discussion is well worth a listen.

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Andalucia Ombudsman concerned at lack of action over Carmenes del Mar

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 12:51 -- admin

The Andalucian Defensor del Pueblo, or Ombudsman, has expressed serious concern at the lack of response from the political administrations to the problems in Carmenes del Mar. In a letter to the residents, the Ombudsman Jesús Maeztu confirmed that he was aware of their complaints and informed that he had initiated contacts with the relevant bodies. Mr. Maeztu has been in contact with the Delegation of Central Government in Andalucia, the Regional Ministry of Environment and Town Planning, and the Almuñécar Town Hall to express his concern that attempts to reach a consensus on how to solve the problems in Carmenes del Mar have up to now been unsuccessful. The Ombudsman has placed himself at the disposition of the three administration to facilitate an accord that would bring a solution to the more than 400 families in the urbanisations.

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Watch the television programme "No way to live" online

Sat, 05/11/2016 - 16:04 -- admin

Last night's edition of the television programme Teleobjetivo, titled "Un sinvivir" ("That's no way to live" in English) featured a segment about some of the residents of Carmenes del Mar and the ruinous state of the houses they live in. You can watch the programme online with the following link:

"Un sinvivir" on Teleobjetivo

The segment about Carmenes del Mar starts at 34 minutes 53 seconds.

Teleobjetivo investigates Carmenes del Mar, Friday 4th of November

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 13:29 -- admin

The Spanish television series Teleobjetivo, whose journalists report on social issues in Spain, has made a program about the problems faced by the residents of Carmenes del Mar. The program will be broadcast this coming Friday night/Saturday morning, November 4th, on TVE1 at 00:15. If you miss the show don't worry, you will be able to watch it online after it airs. We will post a link here when it becomes available.

Residents disagree with minister's statement that the Law of Emergency Management does not cover Carmenes del Mar

Tue, 18/10/2016 - 11:49 -- admin

The residents of Carmenes del Mar have expressed indignation at the position taken by the Andalucian Minister for Justice that the Law of Emergency Management does not cover the situation in Carmenes del Mar. In response to a question raised in parliament by Granada MP Juan Ramón Ferreira, the Justice Minister,  Emilio de Llera, said that Law of Emergency Management (la Ley de Gestión de Emergencia) “is not intended to cover” the type of emergency response requests made in the non-binding resolution that was approved by the Andalucia parliament in February.

Carmenes del Mar residents dispute the minister's interpretation of the facts, and make the following points:

  1. The law defines a "state of emergency" and what is happening in Carmenes del Mar falls within that definition. The current State Law of Civil Protection (Ley Estatal de Protección Civil) says
  2. ...

Andalucia's Minister for Justice criticised for doing nothing to help Carmenes del Mar

Mon, 17/10/2016 - 14:15 -- admin

During parliamentary question time in the Andalucian Parliament, the Justice Minister Emilio de Llera confirmed that the Junta de Andalucia has done nothing to help the cause of the residents of Carmenes del Mar. The minister argued that the Law of Emergency Management (la Ley de Gestión de Emergencia) “is not intended to cover” the requests made in the non-binding resolution approved by parliament last February, and that consequently, the Junta “only offers collaboration and  active assistance”, which presumably means that the Junta will not do anything to prevent disaster but will try to help after the fact.

España Directo revisits Carmenes del Mar

Thu, 06/10/2016 - 10:19 -- admin

A TV crew from Spanish television's España Directo programme returned to La Herradura on October 5th to report on the situation in Carmenes del Mar. The reporter, who visited Carmenes del Mar on previous occasions, noted a clear deterioration in the urbanisation since her last visit. You can watch the programme online here. The segment about Carmenes del Mar starts at 2 minutes 54 seconds.

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