20 October 2017 – Inmodiario
The Director-General of Housing and Town Planning for Castilla-La Mancha, José Antonio Carillo, has participated in the opening ceremony of the VII Annual Meeting of the Partners of the Spanish Association of Town Planning Technicians (‘Asociación Española de Técnicos Urbanistas’ or AETU), held in the Assembly Room at the College of Architects in Toledo.
Experts from all over the country participated in the meeting about matters relating to territorial and urban planning, debating current affairs issues with experts such as José María Baño León, Professor of Administrative Law at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and José María Ezquiaga Domínguez, dean of the College of Architects of Madrid and author of several general municipality plans, including for Puertollano, Cuenca and Guadalajara.
Carrillo took advantage of the occasion to make reference to regulatory innovations promoted by the Government of Castilla-La Mancha in the regional sphere, which regulate the subject and which have been specified in the Order dated 1 February 2016 and in the laws 3/2016, dated 5 May and 3/2017, dated 1 September, which amended the LOTAU.
The purpose of this modification, amongst others, is to facilitate the installation of production activities on rural land in small towns in Castilla-La Mancha, as well as to undertake urban regeneration operations in certain neighbourhoods of the region’s cities and towns, in collaboration with other housing policies and instruments, such as the Urban Regeneration and Renewal Areas (ARRUs), launched during this legislature in Sigüenza, Molina de Aragón and Toledo; and to which other initiatives and projects have now been added, such as those in Illescas, Tembleque and Tarancón, amongst others.
The Director-General has said that “García-Page’s Government is very clear about the priorities in terms of Urban Planning, and they include streamlining the procedures that correspond to the municipalities of the whole Autonomous Region, as well as making more flexible and facilitating even further the work that the region’s small towns are performing in this regard”, in such a way that, he continued, “town planning represents an engine for growth for them and not a burden of paperwork that may hinder the business initiatives that arise in their territory” (…).
Original story: Inmodiario
Translation: Carmel Drake