Marbella is one step closer to having a brand new urban masterplan (PGOU) on which to base the town's growth and development over the next few years. The 2.4-million-euro contract to draw up the new PGOU has now been put out to tender with bids accepted until 22 February. Much of the work is done already, explained the mayor Ángeles Muñoz on Tuesday, as information included in the 2010 plan can be used for the new document.
The 2010 plan was annulled by the supreme court in 2015 and town planning went back to being subject to the regulations laid down in the previous PGOU drawn up in 1986. This then went through a complicated modification process to comply with current planning legislation which concluded last year, allowing some of the construction projects previously put on hold to resume.
The mayor said that the brand new PGOU could be in place in 2021, although first seven phases of procedures are needed.