The Plenary of the City Council has given its unanimous support this Thursday to the initial approval of the new General Municipal Planning Plan (PGOM) of Marbella, being the first city in the autonomous community to approve its planning adapted to the Law of Impulse for the Sustainability of the Territory of Andalusia (LISTA).

The mayoress, Ángeles Muñoz, has stressed that the document “articulates territories, completes endowments and opens the door to important projects hotels, education, sports and social, following a garden city model connected in 15 minutes”.

The councilor, who has thanked the work of the Territory Planning delegation and the office of the drafting team and the collaboration of all the municipal groups, has emphasized that the objective is that “let’s continue to maintain the quality of life”, while “guaranteeing sustainability”.

The first mayor, who recalled that Marbella will be the first Andalusian municipality to carry out its urban planning in accordance with the new Law to Promote the Sustainability of the Andalusian Territory (LISTA), has highlighted the “citizen participation through their allegations and suggestions.

“We didn’t want it to be a plan from a political party, but rather that it belong to the entire city”, assured Muñoz, who pointed out that “thanks to the decision we adopted to incorporate ourselves into the new legislation, even if it meant additional work, We have managed to make the procedures more flexible and expedite”.

At this point, it has affected that both the PGOM and the Urban Planning Plan (POU), which is already being worked on, “will be approved initially and definitively by the City Council.” “The new regulation, unlike the previous ones, has a municipalist vocation and it allows us to be able to manage our future”, has abounded.

The document incorporates 12 million square meters of urban land

Among the main aspects of the new planning, he has detailed that they incorporate 12 million square meters of urban land, which were previously classified as rustic “but most of them were already built”. “The new document recognizes the existing reality in Marbella and those unenforceable compensation systems that were totally unaffordable for the development of the city disappear”, Muñoz have indicated.

“We want to look to the future and that the bona fide third parties and land owners they are allowed to live in an area adjusted to the real situation”, the mayoress has valued, who has added that the objective is also “to provide them with more and better infrastructures”.

In this sense, he has referred to nuclei as Valle del Sol, Las Medranas, El Salto, Los Molineros or Bello Horizontand, “that their homes will be in order and will have roads and infrastructure, equipment and public services”; as well as “the existing urban voids that dotted the municipality and that can be urbanized in a balanced, proportionate and sustainable way”.

“From tomorrow we can begin to process many developments in parallel”, stated the first mayor, who referred to large planned projects, such as the area Arroyo Segundo multifunctionalwhich will host the Marbella fairgrounds, or the one linked to innovation in the Guadaiza area.

The drafting of the General Plan has had the participation

For her part, the Councilor for Territorial Planning, María Francisca Caracuel, remarked that “it is a Marbella plan, made from the city and for its neighbours” and stressed that If something characterizes this PGOM “it is the participation”, through not only the procedures established by the regulations but also workshops, training tables or meetings with professional and neighborhood groups.

He has noted that all the suggestions and proposals made by the political groups in the opposition have been incorporated into the document and that 83 percent of the requests have also been addressed. almost 500 proposals submitted by natural and legal persons.

“Since the end of the March 2020 Public consultation regarding the need to prepare a new Plan and the processing began, the position of this government team has been to maintain continuous information, coordination and collaboration”. The mayor has reported that the document, which “has suffered different vicissitudes” such as the pandemic or the change in urban planning legislation in Andalusia, has all the mandatory sectoral reports.

The processing, as it has progressed, will continue with the publication of the document; the opening of a period of public information “which we have extended to 60 business days, beyond the 45 days that the law includes”; sector reports; allegations and final approval, scheduled for the end of this year. “We will continue to maintain continuous information throughout this period,” he guaranteed.

The PGOM draws 6 strategic axes

Caracuel has revealed that the PGOM “draws a city with six strategic axes”, that they are a green, orderly, diverse, inclusive, efficient and connected Marbella, at the same time that he has outlined that “rational land management prevails, avoiding urban sprawl and revitalizing the existing town”.

Along the same lines, he has described that “encourages compactness and prioritizes quality over quantity”, to which he has added the commitment to a “polycentric, tourist and cosmopolitan, sports, health and knowledge municipality”. Specifically, he has emphasized that the PGOM delimits urban land with an area of ​​52.2 million square meters compared to the 40 million square meters of the previous planning, “reserving for the POU the detailed management of these lands.”

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