After working on it for 15 years, Benahavís now has a new PGOU master urban plan, which is expected to come into force in about two weeks' time, once minor alterations have been made.
The Junta de Andalucía approved 92 per cent of the plan this week, and the council is convinced that it can put the few changes the Junta demanded into effect within a fortnight.
Benahavís will now be able to build about 2,000 new homes, which will increase the present total by more than ten per cent. Most of them will be luxury properties, and this will make the municipality the leader in terms of luxury accommodation in Andalucía.
With the new PGOU plan, Benahavís also becomes one of the municipalities in Malaga province with the most land for public facilities and green zones, as 30 per cent of the total has been reserved for this purpose.