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Mayors Call for Higher Government Bodies to Assume Role of Urban Watchdog
Thursday, 01 July 2010

Source: Diario de Cádiz - 25.06.10 Translated by Vicky Atherton

MayorsThe final discussion which brought a day dedicated to the standardisation of town planning in Andalucia to a close gave three mayors - from different provinces of Andalucia - the chance to air their views on the issue of illegal construction and its possible 'normalisation'.

 
Legalisation Cannot Be Free For Those Who Breach Planning Laws
Thursday, 01 July 2010

Source: Diario de Cádiz - 25.06.10 Translated by Vicky Atherton

Manuel FusteguerasIn the opinion of architect Manuel Fustegueras, a process of legalisation can only be started by using the town plan as a point of reference. He says that no other factor such as time, the Urban Planning Law of Andalucia, territorial plans or a list of regulations, can make the legalisation,  or in his own words, 'the normalisation' process easier. The 'father' of the town plan of Chiclana, and dozens of others throughout Andalucia, defended the superiority and exclusivity of this document when it comes to making buildings in an irregular situation more 'normal'. This is, according to Fustegueras, as long as the town plan "is in the general interest and complies with town planning regulations."
 
´Time to Change Out-Dated Planning Laws to Meet Modern Needs'
Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Source: Diario de Cádiz - 25.06.10 Translated by Vicky Atherton

Jesus JordanoFor Jesús Jordano, Professor of Administrative Law, the time has come to leave behind the old model of town planning and modify it to better suit the needs of a vastly changed landscape. The old agrarian model, which favoured farming and cultivation of the land over the building of houses, was, according to Jordano, “brought over from Castille, from the rural Spain of the 1950's, surrounded by wasteland." Jordano believes that, due to its outdated nature, it fails to meet the needs of the many towns and cities in the modern Spain of the present day.

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Mayor Outlines Pioneering New Plan to 'Standardise' 10,500 Houses
Monday, 28 June 2010

Source: Diario de Cádiz - 25.06.10 Translated by Vicky Atherton

Mayor Roman' An enormously powerful process ' was the way in which the mayor of Chiclana town, José María Román, described the implementation of a plan to standardise houses within an area of approximately 18 million square metres with the aim of providing basic services such as mains water, electricity and drainage to 10,500 homes.

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The Junta Aims to ´Wipe the Slate Clean´ of Illegal Building
Monday, 28 June 2010

Source: Diario de Cádiz - 25.06.10 Translated by Vicky Atherton

seminarThe Junta is proposing 'practical solutions and generous treatment' for the 300,000 illegal houses which currently exist throughout the whole of Andalucia. The Junta plans to bring these houses into line wherever possible upon payment of all fees and to forbid the construction of houses without the necessary permission.
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