The Supreme Court has estimated the resources of the ENCE timber company and other entities to extend the concession of its pulp mill in Pontevedra. The Chamber has endorsed the extension of the concessions prior to the Coastal Law of 1988, which affected the aforementioned facility, provided that environmental reports are in its favor.
The future of the factory was in the air since the National Court annulled the 2016 resolution of the Government of Mariano Rajoy by which it granted Ence a 60-year extension so that its pulp factory could continue occupying a strip of maritime terrestrial public domain.
In this way, the fifth section of the Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court agrees with Ence and endorses the continuity of the factory in the Ría de Pontevedra until the year 2073, as harvested by the Resolution of the then Director General Sustainability of the Coast and the Sea. This was dated January 20, 2016 and the continuity of the factory in its current location emerged.
The Chamber has reported that it considers that concessions prior to the General Coastal Law of 1988 can be extended, as is the case, “as long as there are favorable environmental reports.” In the matter analyzed, he remarks, “there were favorable reports from the Administration on this matter.”
Totally opposite has been the resolution related to the houses located on the Babilonia beach in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante), whose extension has been denied because they had unfavorable environmental reports.