The plenary session of the City Council Marbella has given the green light unanimously this Monday in extraordinary session to the content of the previous document of the General Municipal Planning Plan (PGOM), “in a transcendental step” for the urban future of the municipality, as highlighted by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.

The councilor thanked everyone for the work done the agents involved in the processingwith the acceptance of more than 80% of the suggestions provided, as well as recalling that “Marbella has become the first Andalusian city to promote this procedure taking advantage of the new Law to Promote the Sustainability of the Territory in Andalusia (List)”.

Muñoz has advanced that this document will now be sent to collect the Mandatory reports of Highways, Coasts, Railways and Air Qualitynecessary for its initial approval, scheduled for early 2023. In addition, it has stressed that this text is committed to a model based on environmental, economic and social sustainability “with concepts such as the 15-minute city or granting great potential to rustic land that they did not have with the previous regulations”.

“Without a doubt, we are before a more agile and flexible tool that offers greater municipal competence and considerably reduces the deadlines by annulling the provisional approval”, pointed out the first mayor, who has emphasized that “it will generate greater growth and employment in economic matters in the municipality or will contemplate a housing plan with affordable prices for our young people, among other initiatives ”.

For her part, the Councilor for Territorial Planning and Housing, María Francisca Caracuel, stated that the PGOM reduces the type of land to urban and rustic, posting with the new document a total of 52.2 million square meters of urban compared to 40 million with the previous plan. In addition, he has indicated that “the starting point has been the existing reality of the city” and that among the most important criteria is “the rational occupation of the land, avoiding dispersion and revitalizing the municipality”.

As to public endowmentsthe PGOM foresees sufficient free and green spaces to meet the needs of the population, collecting 29 large areas, including 16 river parksthe extension of the area of ​​the Lago de las Tortugas or the creation of a new space in Siete Revueltas, in Alicate.

As far as the general community systems19 proposals are planned, such as the City of Education and Knowledge in San Pedro Alcántara, the Area Deportiva de Guadaiza, the Classroom of the Sea in Marbella and six multifunctional areas, linked to the location of the stations planned for the layout of the Railway Corridor of the Coastal Train of the Costa del Sol.

Finally, with respect to the axis of optimization of road space and parking The reorganization of the accesses, the service roads, the layout lanes on the A7 between Puerto Banús and San Pedro Alcántara, a bridge over the Guadaiza river, a new link on the AP7 at the height of the Costa del Sol Hospital or a network of 28 urban parking lots, of which 10 are planned in the areas of San Pedro and Nueva Andalucía, and the rest in Marbella and Las Chapas.

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