The Community of Madrid is due to approve the Madrid Nuevo Norte Project (formerly known as Operación Chamartín) on 25 March after the Urban Planning Committee, which met on 16 March, unanimously voted in favour of the regional government’s approval of the most important urban development project in Southern Europe. This is the first step towards the final approval of the project by the regional government, after it received approval from the City Council several months ago.
36 members form part of the Urban Planning Committee, which met remotely by video call in light of the coronavirus health pandemic (Covid-19). The committee is chaired by the Minister for the Environment, Planning and Sustainability, Paloma Martín, and its Vice President is Mariano González, Vice Councillor of that regional department.
Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake