Freeze on new licenses in Vélez-Málaga

The Vélez-Málaga Council is considering putting a freeze on the issuing of new licenses for discos, clubs and the like within the urban centre of the town.

The Council is still reeling from the court ruling awarding 18 residents the sum of €156,260 each as compensation for noise suffered during the period 1990 to 2003.

The Council is also looking at the legality of amending the PGOU to allow future entertainment centres, such as discos, to be built in industrial or commercial areas, rather than resdential, and the relocation of existing establishments to such a site.

Until the legality issue is resolved, there will merely be a freeze on the granting of new licenses.

Objections by residents not only include the nightly noise levels, but also the fact that large numbers of people gather until the early hours of the morning.

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