After having to cancel his millennium celebrations in Majorca because his house was apparently not ready, German tennis star Boris Becker is eagerly waiting for the Insular Urban Development Commission (CIU) to give his property in Arta, and the building work he has carried out on his Son Coll estate, the green light. While the Arta council approved the extension to the main property on the estate last year, the work which has been carried out fails to meet the building norms and regulations stipulated in the Rustic Land Law. However, the CIU said yesterday that to make its final decisions, it needs a report from the Arta Council and an application for the property to be exonerated from the law, from Becker's legal team. Neither of these docuemnts has been received. Becker has added a 970 square metre extension to the main building on the 130'000 square metre property, which is made up of five plots. But the CIU regulations stipulate that the maximum area which can be built per plot is 500 square metres. While the CIU initially rejected planning permission, Arta council last year gave Becker the green light, despite the fact that Arta council's building restrictions also include a 500 metre limit, with certain exceptions.
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Becker awaits green light for his estate