Benidorm obtains the transfer of the seafront of the Paseo de Colón and the Avienda Virgen del Sufragio

April 13, 2021
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The Benidorm City Council has obtained the free transfer of 320 square meters of land located on the seafront of Paseo de Colón and Avenida Virgen del Sufragio. The plenary session of the Corporation has unanimously approved today, in an extraordinary session, "accept the transfer" of this land by the Ministry of Finance and "empower the mayor", Toni Pérez, to "sign as many documents as necessary" to make this assignment effective.

The Councilor for Urban Planning, Lourdes Caselles, recalled that "the Benidorm City Council requested in June 2016 the transfer" of this land to be used for roads and public spaces once "these lands were declared unnecessary for the protection or use of the domain maritime-terrestrial public ”.

Once the demarcation was final by court ruling, the City Council reiterated this request in full in March and November 2019. Finally, on March 30, the Ministry sent an official letter confirming the assignment.

After the plenary session, Caselles pointed out that “with this assignment, the management and decisions that affect these strips of the seafront or the constructions included in them will depend exclusively on the Benidorm City Council, and not on the General Directorate of Coasts as up to now".

On the other hand, in the same session and also unanimously, the fourth provisional modification of the Partial Plan 3/1, the one corresponding to the industrial estate, has been approved. The mayor of Urbanism has detailed that this modification “adapts to all the conditions indicated at some point by the Ministry of Public Works and other administrations regarding livestock roads, traffic studies and acoustic issues; and contemplates "the increase of green areas", which go "from 10.33% to 10.76%" of the land in the sector.

Caselles recalled that this sector "is practically 70% urbanized" and "totally reparceled"; and he added that "we hope that this modification is the definitive one" in order to promote the development of the industrial estate, which will house the shopping center designed by Unibail Rodamco.