The Granadilla de Abona City Council communicated yesterday, after the ruling of the National Court on appeal 1378/2019, filed by the Granadilla de Abona City Council against the Ministerial Order dated April 23, 2019, in matters of domain demarcation maritime land of the stretch of coast from the pier of El Médano to the beach of Pelada, which is still legally studying the next point, which passes through file an appeal before the Supreme Court for the defense of the PGO of the municipality, initially approved on June 26, 2003 and, definitively, on January 26, 2005.
The beginning of this file began on July 14, 1997, when the General Directorate of Coasts authorized the initiation of the demarcation file, appreciating that what was approved on October 10, 1969 for this stretch of coast of El Médano, from the pier to Pelada beach, did not include all the assets defined in the Coastal Law. In this case, the Médano hotel file does not enter.
In July 2014, due to the legislative changes introduced by Law 2/2013, in Law 22/1988, the Directorate of Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea requested the Peripheral Coastal Service of Tenerife the report on the adequacy of the file of demarcation to Law 2/2013. On October 26, 2017, the Peripheral Coastal Service of Tenerife opened a hearing period, in which the City Council presented allegations and opposed the proposed demarcation, in defense of the arrangement established in the current General Plan. On the contrary, and according to the State’s lawyer, the land was not classified as urban in the urban planning in force at the entry into force of the Coastal Law of 1988, there was no partial plan approved and executed that year.
They point out from the Consistory that “the general interest of those affected by this 1988 delimitation has been ensured, and will continue to be done so. The Provincial Coastal Service clarified to the municipal Administration that the demolition of no housing”.
The former mayor Carmen Nieves Gaspar pointed out, as a lawyer, that “the Granadilla City Council has to appeal” and predicted that, if that demarcation is accepted (from 20 to 100 meters), “consolidated urbanizations on the middle coast of Andalusia and the Canary Islands” would disappear .