The department of costas in Alicante have issued a public consultation notification, relating to the change in the coastal boundaries of the Orihuela Costa and nearby areas.
The councillor for the coast from Orihuela town hall, Martina Scheurer from the Los Verdes green party, says that the notice was issued on Friday the 22nd of August, giving the required 15 day period of consultation.
The document can be examined in the Ministerial offices in Alicante, to see exactly what impact the change in the coastal boundary might have, but the most likely outcome is that the boundary line move further inland, and may result in some coastal properties losing land.
“Unlikely to have an adverse impact on actual properties or buildings, there are a number of properties which currently have land which reaches all the way to the edge of a coastal footpath”, the councillor explains. “It is quite possible that the extension of the boundary line would move into the grounds of these properties, which may well result in owners having to surrender some of the land they believe is theirs”.
As it is a governmental issue from a national level, Orihuela town hall is powerless to act on the changes, and have they been issued with the plans themselves. However, they will be sending the municipal architect and a group of technicians to Alicante this week, so that they can examine the effects of the changes to the zone.
Before the end of the consultation period, members of the public are also able to examine the plans in the office in Alicante, and raise a formal protest should there be an impact on a property or grounds in which a home is currently located, but this must be done within the 15 day period.
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