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Torremolinos town hall ordered to reopen pedestrianised street

The site of the old CEPSA petrol station.
The site of the old CEPSA petrol station. / T. Bryant
  • The council has been forced to comply with a court order to reopen Calle Olivarillo, a project that will cost 150,000 euros

Torremolinos town hall has been forced to comply with a court order to reopen Calle Olivarillo, a project that will cost 150,000 euros. The road was pedestrianised amid a row concerning the closure of the CEPSA petrol station in 2006, which was ordered by previous mayor, Pedro Fernández Montes, due to a supposed problem with the opening license. CEPSA appealed the order and a ruling to reopen the facility was made by the TSJA in June 2009.

The problem was aggravated by the pedestrianisation of the access road to the service station, which was given the green light in 2010, after the ruling that annulled the closure had already been issued.

"The closure of the street was initiated by the PP and it was illegal and pointless," Maribel Tocón, councillor for urban planning, said.