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Marbella Approves Planning Licences for 7.4 million

Javier Porcuna
Marbella has seen a surge in applications for planning licences

Municiple Spokesman, Javier Porcuna

It is clear that construction has made a comeback along the Costa del Sol with many new developments springing up. The once familiar horizon filled with cranes is once again visible up and down the coast; great news for the economy and for consumers.

In this regard, Marbella officials say they have experienced a surge in the number of planning applications received over recent weeks.

Last week they approved town planning licences for a value exceeding 7.4 million euros in a single day, says municipal spokesman, Javier Porcuna.

Porcuna said in a press conference that licences have been approved for the construction of 16 homes in the Samisol urbanisation with a value of 2.1 million euros. Another licence has been granted for 13 buildings with a value of 1.8 million euros.

Planning licences for the construction of four single-family homes in Nueva Andalucía have also been approved for various amounts, totalling more than 2 million euros. In addition, a licence was granted for the construction of a single-family home in the Haza del Conde development, Nueva Andalucía, for just over half a million euros. Finally, another single-family home in the Elviria area with a value just short of 500,000 was also approved. A busy day for the councillors!

Porcuna was also very pleased with the approval of the plenary of the revised text of the General Urban Planning Plan (PGOU) of 1986, as well as its adaptation to the Andalusian Land Management Act (LOUA). Porcuna says this “will give urban legal stability for both investors and those carrying out works.”