Madrid’s Town Hall Ratifies its Development Plan for SE

26 July 2018 – Observatorio Inmobiliario

The Plenary Session of the Town Hall of Madrid has approved alterations to the urban planning order in force for the Developments in the Southeast of the Spanish capital, thanks to the votes of Ahora Madrid and the PSOE. At the beginning of July, Madrid’s High Court of Justice (TSJM) provisionally suspended the Town Hall’s plan for this area.

The votes of Ahora Madrid and the PSOE were enough to approve a motion in the Plenary Session of the Town Hall of Madrid that seeks to adjust the growth of the Developments in the Southeast to the amenities, services and infrastructure demanded for the adequate development of urban life, whereby rationalising the Plan that has been provisionally suspended by the High Court.

“With this motion, we want to ratify the commitment with the criteria reflected in the document that should govern the construction of these developments”, explained the delegate for Sustainable Urban Development, José Manuel Calvo.

Meanwhile, the Compensation Boards that succeeded in getting the TSJM to stop the Plan confirm that if an amendment to the General Urban Plan is approved, then they will study the possibility of appealing and they will request the corresponding compensation.

In a statement, the same sources explain that “they lament” the path that the Town Hall is seeking to initiate. “If the modification is approved in the end, we will study the possibility of appealing the agreement and, at the same time, we will interpose the procedures of state liability to request the corresponding compensation”, they warn.

Nevertheless, they added that it is going to be “very difficult” for the Town Hall to justify the need to modify the plans, which is “a necessary requirement for its approval”.

Original story: Observatorio Inmobiliario

Translation: Carmel Drake

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