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Top court rules against Almería shoreline hotel

El Algarrobico in Almería is "an illegal structure," according to Supreme justices Environmentalist say ruling paves the way for the building to be demolished

El Algarrobico hotel, en Carboneras, Almería.
El Algarrobico hotel, en Carboneras, Almería.EFE

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the controversial El Algarrobico hotel in Cabo de Gata, Almería, is an illegal structure after dismissing an appeal by town authorities.

Environmentalist groups such as Greenpeace say the ruling paves the way for the hotel to be demolished.

Other environmentalist groups, such as Save Mojácar and Uprise Almería, have said the town knew when it issued the permit in 2003 that the project was not following the 1988 coastal protection law, which states that construction cannot be less than 100 meters from the shoreline.

Mar Moreno, the Andalusia government’s chief of staff, said the regional administration was waiting for the green light from the courts to “take a shovel and knock down the building.”

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