Residents take Vélez council to court over infrastructure shortfalls

The dirt tracks suffer from subsidence when it rains.
The dirt tracks suffer from subsidence when it rains. / E.C.
  • Around 30 homes near Lagos and Mezquitilla can only be accessed by dirt tracks

Residents in the Cerro y Mar and Chorreras housing developments, which are situated between Lagos and Mezquitilla in the Axarquía, have gone back to court to seek a solution to an ongoing legal battle with Vélez-Málaga town hall over incomplete work to the roads and electricity supply to their neighbourhood.

They claim that despite the approximately 30 houses appearing in the town's PGOU, the council has failed to carry out work it is obliged, under the general plan, to do.

"The houses feature in the plans and we pay IBI, but we don't get the services we're paying for," community president, Juan Ramón Ibargüengoitia, told SUR on Tuesday.

He said that the roads, most of which are still dirt tracks, suffer subsidence when it rains and that there is a lack of street lighting.