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Beach bars and first-line hotels will be demolished: a country popular with tourists has decided to reduce their number radically

Interestingly, beach bars and first-line hotels will be demolished as part of the “long-term” “green agenda.” Beach infrastructure in Spain may be at risk due to “risks of rising sea levels and global warming.” But it seems as if the country, popular with tourists, has decided to radically reduce their influx.

According to The Olive Press, we are talking about a law, or more precisely, an amendment to the General Regulation on the Coastal Zone in Spain, which is currently being considered by the Ministry of Ecological Transition in Madrid as part of the discussion of rising sea levels and global warming. This amendment specifically designated coastal resorts “where cliffs, embankments, sandy beaches, and the sea meet as a “risk zone” and, as a result, these lands are “particularly sensitive to rising average sea levels associated with climate change.”

The crux of the controversial proposal is that the amendment could result in property owners in affected areas losing their property rights by having the property reclassified as “public domain.”

To put it simply, beach bars and restaurants, as well as hotels and even private houses in certain parts of the Spanish coast will be officially withdrawn. Only some will be leased back to the owners for 30 years, or a maximum of 75 years. And once the lease expires, the Spanish government will have the right to do whatever it wants with the properties, including demolishing them.

If this amendment is approved, any property on the “risk border” of the beach could be “squeezed out” in the interests of the “green agenda”. But it seems they are not going to give up in Spain. Only in the city of Denia in Andalusia were mass demonstrations against the law. The law is supposed to affect almost 4 thousand different real estate properties in the city, and this has met with massive indignation since property is being legally taken away from residents. “Properties are likely to be declared deprived of planning permission once they reach the end of their ‘useful life’,” they explain.

At the moment, the bill is in the preparation stage. It must then undergo public consultations before receiving final approval from the Spanish government.

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