Fines for petrol stations that ought to have closed

The petrol stations on the Avenidas and in Plaça de Progrés in Santa Catalina proceed to function, regardless of Palma city corridor’s demand – backed up by the courts – that they shut and are dismantled and that the areas they occupy are decontaminated.

The city corridor has sought to achieve settlement with the corporate that operates the petrol stations, Febrer, for a closure schedule. As there was no settlement, Palma city corridor is now imposing monetary penalties. The fines are calculated at 5 per cent of the cadastral worth of the 2 websites. That is slightly below 800,000 euros, which means a advantageous of round 40,000 euros each eight days till exercise ceases and the petrol stations are closed.

The fifty-year concessions expired in 2008, whereas funds to the city corridor for occupation of public area have not been made since 1985. Given this, the city corridor can be requesting a fee of 273,000 euros in respect of the previous 4 years, which is what rules enable.

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