It’s no secret that the team at Move Project is positive about Ángeles Muñoz, the likeable and hardworking mayor of Marbella. We posted several blogs last year about her initiatives, the challenges she faces working alongside Marbella’s town hall, and the constructive steps she is taking to overcome delays in the approval of building licences.
It appears that the mayor’s hard work is now paying off with the recent announcement that Marbella town hall has granted building licences for the development of industrial properties in San Pedro Alcántara. This is the first time in five years that the local authorities have issued planning approval of this kind.
Details of the progress were given during a press conference held by Muñoz and the deputy mayor of San Pedro, Javier García, where she reported that the project had previously been held up due to deficiencies in the supply of electricity and water.
“We had a very complicated situation in terms of supply, but we had to find solutions that would allow it to be carried out,” the mayor stated.
Marbella’s municipal authorities have also approved a licence to build a car park with 270 spaces to support the business centre, and plans for an extensive garden area have been enabled too.
Further to the commercial interests, there is also good news for the residential real estate sector with the approval of building licences for 160 properties in the region. The majority of these sites will be developed in the Las Chapas district of Marbella: 56 homes will be built with a budget of 17.5 million euros; 16 homes for an amount of 3,5 million euros; and a third consisting of 70 units at around 24 million. Approval has also been granted for a one million euro family home in Nueva Andalucía, and the development of 15 units at a cost of 4.2 million.
These figures are important as Marbella City Council will receive 4% of the cost of each licence in construction tax, an important financial contribution to the local economy that helps to maintain the high level of public services in the area.
These updates are a breath of fresh air for professionals and companies working within Marbella’s real estate business and have provided a great deal of optimism for the year ahead.
Photo Courtesy of: Ayuntamiento de Marbella