The Local Government Board of the Marbella Town Hall has carried out this Wednesday the new General Municipal Planning Plan (PGOM), a document that will be submitted next week for initial approval in the Plenary of the Corporation and with which the City Council aspires to be the first city that approves its urban planning adapted to the Law of Impulse for the Sustainability of the Territory of Andalusia (LISTA ), as announced by the mayoress, Ángeles Muñoz.

This was highlighted by the councilor, accompanied by the Councilor for Territorial Planning, María Francisca Caracuel, after an extraordinary Government Meeting was held, noting that the PGOM contemplates “the existing reality” in the cityin relation to irregular housing, ensuring that it will proceed to the “normalization” of those that “comply with the criteria and standards established by law”, without specifying what they are.

Muñoz has highlighted that Marbella will be the first city to approve its urban planning in accordance with the LISTA, advancing that after the process of going through the municipal management body, the new PGOM must be initially approved next ThursdayMarch 30, in an extraordinary plenary session.

Transformation of the urban grid

The mayoress recalled after the application of the Law to Promote the Sustainability of the Territory of Andalusia (Lista), the Soil classification is established in rustic and urban, which has allowed us to recognize with this last category a total of 10,157,000 new square meters. In this way, it has indicated that the new PGOM foresees the transformation of the urban grid with “the delimitation of spatial assets and special protection they have to have”, as well as “delimited areas with environmental protection, ranging from highly protected to what must be preserved to common rustic land”.

As he has assessed, these urban transformation zones “are going to allow some remaining areas of the city to be developed”, while in relation to rural land, he has indicated that the planning contemplates the possibility of developing “extraordinary areas or performances”, in an “exceptional” way, with projects related to “rural hotels”, he has given as an example, due to the “flexibility of uses”.

On the other hand, the mayoress pointed out that the PGOM contemplates the current existence of “just over 97,000 homes” and an estimated population of “233,000” inhabitants, so there are “2.4 inhabitants per dwelling”. In this way, it has advanced that “it has been working on the planning to divide the equipment.”

The proposals of the PGOM go through regeneration

Regarding the proposals for the new planning, Muñoz has indicated that they are oriented towards the “Urban Marbella” and in regeneration. In the case of San Pedro Alcántara, he has indicated that “we materialized the Green Belt, the landscape part of the Las medranas reservoir is protected, there is an urban integration of some of the rural areas such as Valle del Sol or El Salto” and a urban regeneration of the center. The document also makes “an analysis of the coastline and the recovery of the heritage of the southern zone”, as well as “connectivity and accessibility are improved”, to which Muñoz has added “the integral unfolding of the Ronda Highway”, with an “expansion of more than 16 meters wide” to make it “an access area and a large boulevard.”

On the other hand, he has pointed out the areas of centrality of the population center with the “great development of Guadaiza, which will be complemented by that of the margin”, or of the south of San Pedro. In addition, he has alluded to the north area of ​​the new Palacio de Deportes, with “all sports or cultural uses” or “the densities that are allowed, which will be 25 or 40 homes/hectare and maintaining ratios to have public housing.”

In the district of Nueva Andalucía, has alluded to “the centrality of Puerto Banús and La Campana” and to the “development area closely linked to sports and golf”, for which reason the document proposes “this environmental requalification”, adding The Lake of the turtles, the swamp of the Ángel, the Guadaiza or Benabolá river. In this regard, Muñoz recalled the recovery of “more than half a million square meters in the area” due to the bankruptcy of Bansa, which will allow “being able to provide new equipment at a sports, health, cultural or social level”. To this has been added “the unfolding from Puerto Banús to the San Pedro area”, “the connection between the different urbanizations to avoid this collapse” on the A-7 or the “hotel development for new tertiary services and equipment” in that nucleus .

Regarding areas of Nagüeles and the Golden Mile, The councilor has advanced that the PGOM contemplates “creating a different ecosystem closely linked to innovation”, which allows together with residential areas to attract digital nomads. It has also highlighted the “improved communication around the A-7 and AP-7 variant” with new additions in Nagüeles or the unblocking of “historic urbanizations without developing the Golden Mile”, in addition to providing the zone of “an authentic green infrastructure” or of the future boulevard of the Carretera de Istán.

In it urban center of Marbella, where he recalled that “50% of the population is concentrated”, he pointed out that with the new planning “a treatment is carried out in each of the neighbourhoods” and its urban regeneration with the improvement of “mobility and connectivity, with parking lots” or the “semi-pedestrianization of Ricardo Soriano”. Likewise, it has aimed to “eliminate the gap in the AP-7 between Valdeolletas and the viewpoint with an underground connection”, to the creation of “river parks that connect the mountains with the sea” or the “great opportunity” is contemplated in areas such as La Ermita or Bello Horizonte, where “innovation is the economic engine” thanks to the “flexibility of uses” of urban regulations”, which may incorporate new commercial areas or services.

The new PGOM also provides proposals for the Marbella old townthat “precisely because of the blockade situation that it has had for many years, it is going to allow the unblocking of areas classified as unique interventions in the historic center, which it did was block it and that could not be carried out.”

In the urban mesh of Marbella, has detailed that in areas previously classified as rustic, such as Chorradero or the lower Huerta del Prado, “they intend to carry out projects that even allow the implementation of uses linked to the hotel field.” In this regard, it has highlighted the Arroyo Segundo area, which the PGOM foresees as “a large multi-purpose area” intended to hold the fair and events throughout the year. In addition, “public protection housing” is projected.

As for the Las Chapas district, Muñoz has pointed out “the recovery of the area, closely linked to tourist areas” by projecting hotels in Siete Revueltas, Río Real with the rehabilitation of Incosol, the Four Seasons in El Pinar or the W in the dunes. To this he has added “the development of housing and equipment”, assuring that “shortly we will initially approve El Realejo”, which will be destined for “public housing.

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