Galicia to Give €10,800 to Under-35s to Buy Homes in Small Municipalities

18 October 2018 – Inmodiario

The Xunta of Galicia is going to subsidise house purchases by young people under 35 by giving them up to €10,800 to buy homes in towns with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. That is according to the resolution published by the Diario Oficial de Galicia, which establishes the regulatory bases for the measure and marks the opening of the period for aid requests to be submitted, in accordance with the Housing Plan for 2018-2021.

The objective of these subsidies is to encourage young people to settle in the least populated towns, favouring the establishment of new households in the most rural areas of Galicia.

The resolution establishes that the amount of each grant will equate to 20% of the acquisition cost of the home and only ever up a maximum limit of €10,800 per beneficiary. Requests must be presented by 16 November (…).

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Translation: Carmel Drake

Xunta de Galicia to Build 1,600 Social Housing Properties in Vigo

6 February 2018 – Inmodiario

The Councillor for Infrastructure and Housing at the Xunta de Galicia, Ethel Vázquez, has revealed that the Xunta de Galicia is going to finalise the reurbanisation and repair work that it is carrying out in the Vigo neighbourhood of San Paio de Navia before the summer with a regional investment of €750,000.

Today, Vázquez paid a visit to the site to supervise the on-going work, accompanied by the Xunta’s regional delegate in Vigo, Ignacio López-Chaves. Whilst there, Vázquez reported that, in parallel, the Galician Government is pushing ahead with the process to acquire the land needed for the second phase of that estate, which will allow for the construction of 1,600 social housing properties in Vigo.

In comments to the media, Vázquez confirmed that, through an investment of €10 million already made, the Xunta has obtained almost all of the 130,000 m2 of land needed for the second phase of San Paio de Navia.

Once the Town Hall of Vigo has granted the initial approval for the modification of the partial plan for the expansion of San Paio de Navia, the Xunta will immediately begin the land exchange process with the interested owners. The Councillor added that, once definitive approval has been obtained for that partial plan, it will be possible to begin the tender for the urbanisation work.

According to her comments, the planned expansion of San Paio de Navia is an “integrated action” that, as well as facilitating the construction of almost 1,600 social housing properties, will also allow for improvements to be made to access routes, as well as the creation of more parking spaces and increases in public services.

In terms of the reurbanisation and repair works visited today, Ethel Vázquez stressed that they are necessary due to the growth in the population and the activity in this area. They extend to four streets: Poza Cabalo, Limpiño, Lamelas and Pedra Seixa and span a total of 1,300 m2 (…).

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Translation: Carmel Drake

First 100,000 m2 Of Land at Vigo’s new Logistics Platform Will Be Sold for €50/m2

28 November 2017 – Inmodiario

The councillor for Infrastructure and Housing at the Xunta de Galicia, Ethel Vázquez, has attended a meeting held by the Commission for the Monitoring of the Industrial Logistics Platform in Salvaterra-As Neves (PLISAN), where it was agreed that the tender to sell the plots contained therein should be convened before the end of the year. An incentive will be offered to entice buyers: the first 100,000 m2 of land will be sold at a discounted price of €50/m2.

At the meeting, which was also attended by other representatives from the Xunta, as well as from the Port Authority and the Free Trade Zone Consortium of Vigo, it was also agreed that the companies that sign up to PLISAN will be able to access the land with surface rights equal to the conditions applied to parks by the Xunta. They are awarded for 30 years, extendable for another 30 years, with an annual fee of 1.5% of the sales price during the first 2 years, and the option to request an initial 1-year grace period; then, 2.5% during the next 2 years; and 3.5% from the fifth year onwards.

Moreover, the attendees at the meeting agreed to start the creation of a management company for the future maintenance of the facilities at the logistics platform. Vázquez Mourelle said that in terms of work, the construction of the general systems has now been completed.

The councillor specified that the activity, which required investment of €11 million, involved the construction of the roads, lighting and pipework necessary for the supply, sanitation, electricity, gas and telecommunications systems, which will serve all of the companies that set up shop on the plots in the PLISAN area.

In terms of the construction of the sewage treatment plant, the plans and construction were awarded together, for a combined amount of more than €3 million. The plans are now being drawn up and the construction work is expected to begin in 2018.

The councillor said that the administrative procedures for the sewage treatment plant will continue to move ahead in parallel, given that the start of the construction work has now been authorised and the cost will be covered by the Galician Building Institute (Instituto Galego da Vivenda el Solo). In this way, in December, the tender will be published for execution during 2018, with an investment of around €6.3 million.

At the meeting, a decision was also taken to approve the tender for the urbanisation of the logistics-business area that the Free Trade Zone Consortium of Vigo is going to build. Technical approval is currently being processed for the project to develop 400,000 m2 of land, work that will require the investment of more than €12 million. Like in the case of the water purification plant, the plan is for the contract for the construction work in the logistics-business area to begin in December, and for the work itself to be carried out in 2018.

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Translation: Carmel Drake