Pozuelo de Alarcón Unblocks its Largest Urban Planning Project in more than a Decade

30 January 2020 – Expansión

Today, the Plenary Session of the Town Hall of Pozuelo de Alarcón is scheduled to approve the Reparcelation of the Distribution Area of West Pozuelo (ARPO or ‘Área de Reparto de Pozuelo Oeste’), an area spanning more than 6 million m2.

The largest urban planning project in the town has been paralysed for more than a decade. One of the main stumbling blocks, the construction of a rainwater collector, seems to have been resolved since work is scheduled to begin on that later this year. 

The plan for the ARPO is to build more than 5,500 homes, both private and social units, as well as a wide range of tertiary use properties, making it one of the largest construction projects to be undertaken in the Community of Madrid in recent years.

The paralysis in terms of urban development in Pozuelo over the last decade, due to the lack of available land and delays in granting construction licences, has forced demand for new build homes to move to nearby towns such as Boadilla del Monte and Aravaca.

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Translation/Summary: Carmel Drake