Nutty so­lu­tion for Dé­nia plan­ning may­hem

Tem­po­rary fix to help pre­vent chaos

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

By Saman­tha Kett PLAN­NING per­mis­sion chaos in Dé­nia could be re­solved within two months – for a while, at least.

In the ab­sence of a proper town lay­out plan, or PGOU, the Ma­rina Alta dis­trict cap­i­tal has been re­ly­ing upon 'pro­vi­sional plan­ning rules', or Nor­mas Ur­banís­ti­cas Tran­si­to­rias (NUT) laid down by the re­gional gov­ern­ment.

The pre­vi­ous NUT ex­pired on Satur­day.

Al­though far from a per­fect so­lu­tion, the NUT means the coun­cil is not obliged to ac­cept any plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion for re­view which con­tra­venes its vi­sion for the town – with­out it, ev­ery re­quest would have to be con- sidered, even where it was at odds with lo­cal au­thor­ity as­pi­ra­tions con­cern­ing green­belt land, low-rise prop­erty, re­duced seafront devel­op­ment, or new roads.

Also, ma­jor devel­op­ment projects that could bring jobs to Dé­nia, as well as most gen­eral smaller works, are on hold be­cause of the lack of a le­gal frame­work.

None of this can be com­pletely re­solved un­til Dé­nia fi­nally signs off a new lay­out, or PGOU, but the cur­rent may­hem will be stemmed and le­gal loop­holes al­low­ing un­de­sir­able build­ing closed.

The NUT will be ap­proved be­fore De­cem­ber 20, as­sures re­gional plan­ning boss Rosa Pardo.

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