The Marbella City Council has begun the procedures for the new General plan Municipal Planning (PGOM), an urban planning document that contemplate an increase in urban land of 25% with a total of 52.2 million square meters, as announced on Monday by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.
This was highlighted by the councilor at a press conference after the Local Government Board, where she was accompanied by the Councilor for Spatial Planning, María Francisca Caracuelpointing out that today the “information commission” has been held in which the “beginning of the processing” of the PGOM has been approved, which will have as a first step the submission of the corresponding sectoral reports to state agencies.
Thus, the Consistory of Marbella will be the “first” city council in the region to approve its urban planning framed in the new Law to Promote the Sustainability of the Territory of Andalusia (LISTA), which, as Muñoz has recalled, divides it into two documents such as the General Municipal Planning Plan (PGOM) and the Urban Planning Plan (POU).
In this way, Muñoz has indicated that next Monday the “referral to the sectoral ones” of the PGOM will be taken to an extraordinary plenary session, as they are “Roads, Coasts, Railways and Air Quality in the Environment”, noting that “the time these state agencies have assessed is “between one and two months” except for the first, which will have “three”.
Once the sectoral reports are approved by the ministries, Muñoz has advanced that the “initial approval” of the PGOM It will be raised to the Plenary Session of the Corporation, which is expected to take place “in the first months of 2023”. Subsequently, he has indicated that a period of “allegations” and final approval will be opened, a procedure that he has estimated will take place by “2023 or the beginning of 2024”. In parallel, the POU, what specifies “in detail” aspects such as “alignments or building percentages”, and that plans to approve it initially in the year 2023.
The mayor recalled that the processing of the PGOM begins You must have passed before the summer”the environmental scope document” and the City Council join the LIST, since the drafting of the new General Urban Planning Plan (PGOU) began at the end of 2019, but within the framework of the Andalusian Urban Planning Law (LOUA), which included that planning figure.
The councilor has highlighted that the new PGOM serves to establish “the city model, the processing by the promoters, that the neighbors know where they are going to have their schools, the green areas or the facilities; what buildability a site is going to have, the rating or greatly reduces land speculation”, which with the LISTA are classified into “two models” such as “the rustic” and “the urban”.
In this sense, he has detailed that the city sum in total 117 million square metersof which “52.2 million” remain in the PGOM collected as “urban” compared to the “almost 40 million” provided for in the 1986 PGOU -which is currently applied-, which represents “an increase of 25%” , while the document states that “65 million square meters are rustic”. On the other hand, it has specified that “there is a part of the municipality that is not developed in the northern area of the Highway” and that is not considered in the previous categories.
Muñoz has highlighted as a priority of the new planning that “the rustic soils that are in urban sections can be developed as soon as possible”, for which he has ensured that “there are very clear criteria on the part of the law itself and the regulations that will develop it”, as well as that these plots can be developed if the PGOM is approved, but not even the POU. As examples, he has alluded to areas such as Holanducía on the Golden Mile, the land in front of the Marbella club, Valle del Sol or Los Molineros because “some areas can be incorporated”.
The mayor recalled that urban land is one that “has two thirds of its surface built on, the road access and services such as sanitation, electricity and water”. “The rest of the land that is not developed is rustic” and the law allows its development with “a very clear, express procedure and with a criterion of very clear opportunity on the part of the City Council”, which is the “proximity of the urban area” and nestled in “the urban mesh”.