8 Noviembre 2018 – Diario Sur
The 170 owners of the Rojas-Santa Tecla sector are working on the preparation of a project comprising 2,847 homes and a golf course.
After years weighed down by judicial lawsuits, which resulted in sentences that forced the review of the steps taken until then to approve it, the project to build the largest urbanisation in Málaga over the coming years is being reactivated. The board comprising its 170 owners, including individuals, as well as Unicaja, the real estate firm Altamira, the Ministry for the Environment and the Ministry of Defence, has published plans for the reparcelation of the sector known as Rojas-Santa Tecla, a complex of plots located to the north of the Benítez camp and to the west of the Carretera de Churriana, which measures 1,488,269 m2.
The plans include the construction of 2,847 homes on the site, which will be lined with new roads, which will run across the land surrounded by the population nuclei of Monsálvez, El Olivar and El Cortijo de Maza. The homes will be grouped around a golf course, which will have a surface area of 450,000 m2, spread over six sectors and will offer at least 18 holes.
According to the urban plan approved by the municipal plenary in March last year, this action will also have two plots for commercial use – one on the border with Torremolinos, on the other side of the motorway, and another to the north of the plots comprising the Benítez camp – which span 30,115 m2; a golf club on land measuring 3,000 m2; sports facilities on a surface area spanning 22,784 m2; social areas (24,207 m2); and school facilities (45,690 m2). Similarly, 330,353 m2 will be reserved for green space and 244,172 m2 for roads. The sector is crossed by a stream and by a cattle track that is free from buildings, although 29 homes currently exist on it, whose future will have to be analysed as a result of the development of this urbanisation, which will maintain the houses located around El Camino del Pilar.
Proof of the size of this project is that the urbanisation work alone is expected to cost around €60 million, including the external charges that its developers will have to bear, the construction of the roads and the creation of the golf course. Nevertheless, several procedures will need to be completed before the construction work can begin, given that now is when the approval of the sectoristion plan is going to be launched, advised by the law firm Ius Urbis on the legal side and by the architectural studio HCP on the technical side. Approval from the Urban Planning Management department also remains pending, although it is currently being drafted.
Nevertheless, the large number of owners in the sector makes the execution of the project very challenging, and so its effective development will depend on what a property developer with sufficient economic capacity to undertake a project of this magnitude does with most of the urban planning rights.
Original story: Diario Sur (by Jesús Hinojosa)
Translation: Carmel Drake