Residents in the Torreblanca area of Fuengirola have been breathing a sigh of relief this week after the council temporarily suspended plans to charge them an average 6,000 euros per household.
Plans had been drawn up to demand the payment to fund major improvements to the roads, drainage and sewerage around the district. The money to be paid would be according to the rateable value of each home. In some cases, up to 72,000 euros per property was being sought.
Although the provision to carry out the works is contained in the main town plan, residents are upset that all properties, even in the newest parts, are being required to fund the works which are mainly due in the older part of the neighbourhood.