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HEARTBREAK HOTEL Partial Demolition For Princesa Yaiza?

Wednesday April 13, 2016

HEARTBREAK HOTEL Partial Demolition For Princesa Yaiza?

The on-going planning pantomime in Playa Blanca continues, as authorities in the south of the island continue to wrestle with the reality that many of the hotels that have been built in their resort over the last 15 years simply do not comply with local laws and regulations.

Current court proceedings have placed the Princesa Yaiza in the spotlight once again. This popular five star hotel boasts a prominent front line location and has been welcoming guests for many years. However according to current media reports it remains in breach of local planning regulations and can never be legalized in it's current form.

Indeed the High Court of Justice of the Canary Islands has just decreed that the hotel's owners must now consider partial demolition of specific offending structures within the next two months in order to comply.

Over the last fifteen years or so hotel chains and developers were able to throw up a number of ugly edifices in Playa Blanca, such as the Papagayo Arena, whilst local authorities looked the other way, thanks to a mix of bribery, corruption and incompetence. And now these same authorities have been left with the headache of trying to impose structural reforms without jeopardising the island's image and local jobs.

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