29 January 2018 – Inmodiario
The Governing Body of the Town Hall of Madrid has approved the Master Plan that defines and organises the actions that the Town Hall of Madrid is going to launch to execute the Strategy for the Development of the Southeast of the capital (EDSE). The Master Plan covers the districts of San Blas-Canillejas, Vicálvaro and Villa de Vallecas and aims to adjust the urban growth strategy of the General Plan of 1997, whereby ensuring its feasibility and coherence, and making it compatible with a sustainable, balanced, social and environmentally responsible regional model.
Los Cerros, Los Ahijones, Los Berrocales, Valdecarros, la Nueva Centralidad del Este and el Ensanche de San Fernando were spaces planned by the General Plan of 1997 to develop 4,400 hectares, building more than 105,000 homes and 6.5 million m2 of space for economic activity.
The Master Plan that has just been approved proposes a redefinition of that Plan, which adjusts the public use, the residential use – it proposes half the number of the homes, down from 105,000 to 53,000 – and the economic activity use.
The objectives of the new plan include improving the urban quality of the Los Ahijones and Los Berrocales neighbourhoods in terms of public spaces, commercial activity, the location of facilities, and the necessary public transport networks, introducing modifications in their detailed planning.
It also requires a strengthening of the management conditions and guarantees from the Compensation Boards that build the 38,000 homes and develop 1.9 million m2 of space for economic activities.
Moreover, new areas of management will need to be defined with smaller territorial dimensions, inside the M-45, that continue the existing city, corresponding to the new areas of Valdecarros-La Gavia and Los Cerros Norte-San Fernando with almost 530 hectares and capacity for 14,500 homes. And to strengthen the network of free spaces with two large green spaces around the Cerro de Almodóvar and the connection of the La Gavia park with the Manzanares River.
The new Master Plan also proposes the creation of a 1,850-hectare land reserve on the remaining land in Los Cerros, Valdecarros and the Nueva Centralidad del Este, whose planning and execution will be defined and scheduled depending on future needs (…). That land has capacity for approximately 45,000 homes and 2 million m2 of buildable space for economic activity (…).
Finally, the plan stresses the need to carry out two programs of land development, in accordance with the real demand for residential housing and economic activity: the first, forecast for the years 2022-2030 will allow the construction of 27,700 homes and 1.3 million m2 of buildable space for economic activities; the second program, which will run between 2031-2039, will involve the construction of 26,000 homes and 1.2 million m2 of buildable space for economic activities.
Original story: Inmodiario
Translation: Carmel Drake