Gómez-Acebo & Pombo has advised Grupo IGSA, a business group dedicated to the exploitation and sale of real estate, in the filing of a legal appeal against the extension of the Natural Park of Túria to an important part of the municipality of Paterna, up to the area of Les Moles, which had been approved by the Generalitat Valenciana.
The sentences received confirm that the extension is not sufficiently justified because it includes areas with no accredited ecological value and because they are areas without any connection with the rest of the Natural Park of El Túria. The judicial pronouncement shows that the area was incorporated into the natural park in a public information process without prior justification in the file, due to the allegations of an environmental association.
This is an infrequent pronouncement as it annulled the environmental protection of an area on substantive rather than formal grounds, as has become common in jurisprudence. The Generalitat Valenciana has expressed its willingness to accept the ruling and not to appeal the annulment of the extension of the Natural Park.
The GA_P team that has advised in the process has been formed by José Manuel Palau, Ernesto Vidal, Anna Spuche and Javier de la Torre, partner and associates of the public law team of the Valencia office.