Skåne county has denied planning permission for the building of two new beachfront homes, saying they are at risk from rising sea levels caused by climate change.
The planning permission concerns two houses to be built between 100 and 200 metres away from the sea.
According to the county administrative board, the local council has not done enough to show that they are protecting the area from rising sea levels.
The area – Äspet in Åhus – is already home to hundreds of luxury villas and summer cottages.
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