There are around 1,000 'illegal' homes in the province of Almería, denounced as such by the Junta de Andalucía: mainly in the eastern part of the province. Not all the judicial resolutions will end in demolition, says a judge, but he adds that there is a need for more funcionarios (public officials) to study each and every one of the cases. A judge has the final decision regarding demolition or no. The final course of calling in the bulldozers is not an obligatory solution in law (says Judge Luís Columna, the senior Almerian judge).
Readers are reminded that there will be a demonstration in Vera this Sunday at 12 noon in support of the Prior family, whose house was demolished in Vera on January 9th.