Change of heart by Spanish politicians raises fears of a rash of development
It is the eyesore of one of Spain's last pristine Mediterranean coastlines, a 20-storey hotel built on supposedly protected parkland next to a virgin flower-fringed beach, despite local orders for construction to stop.
Politicians have long promised to bulldoze the Algarrobico hotel, but the 411-room glass and concrete structure still towers over the El Algarrobico beach in Almería, south-east Spain.
Now campaigners say the authorities have changed their tune and are opening the way to more building on this stretch of protected Mediterranean coast.
Campaigners warn that a recent decision to downgrade the degree of environmental protection enjoyed by this ...