The Planning Department of Torrevieja town hall has ordered Telefónica to remove an antenna which is located on a green area of the urbanization El Chaparral-La Siesta, which does not have the appropriate licences in place for its location.
This is seen as the first major development in a campaign to clamp down on illegally placed transmitters, and is located in the same compound as two others, in an area close to a medical centre, park land and urban development.
Classed as an urban infraction, those responsible for the placing of such structures are liable to a fine if no action is taken, and could see the structure dismantled by the town hall.
The file in this case was opened in April 2013, and may well pave the way to other actions both in Torrevieja and Orihuela, both of whom have expressed an intention to deal with the illegally placing of telecommunication and radio equipment.
Filed under: http://www.theleader.info/article/43252/