A half-built 'eyesore' hotel on one of Spain's unspoilt beaches could be completed after the Andalucian Supreme Court ruled the Algarrobico Hotel was constructed using a legal permit, overturning previous rulings that deemed it illegal.
Construction on the 21-storey hotel in Almeria ceased in 2006 because it was built on a nature reserve, Olive Press reports.
Greenpeace have campaigned to have the hotel demolished and are now outraged by the Supreme Court's decision.
A spokesman told the Daily Telegraph: "This monstrosity is the symbol of the destruction of our coasts. It is a clear example of the free-for-all that has destroyed our coastline, where norms of environmental protection were torn up in favour of big speculative interests."
Last year, it was reported that a millionaire who owns a pirate island on his family's Cambridgeshire estate could be forced to tear it down as he did not apply for planning permission.
South Cambridgeshire District Council said James Challis's 60-acre Challis Island had no planning permission.
Mr Challis's family launched a retrospective planning application in a bid to preserve the island at Landbeach.
Challis Island comes complete with a mock pub, day chalet and sun deck.
The site was originally bought by the late John Dickerson, who ran numerous successful businesses in Cambridgeshire.