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Marbella council to reach out to locals as it draws up new town plan

Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz.
Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz. / SUR
  • Councillors want to encourage public participation, but opposition PSOE accuse the PP-led council of cynicism

Marbella council has agreed the process it will follow to write its long-awaited new PGOU master town plan. As part of the process to compile it, councillors want to encourage the widest public participation possible and have decided to build in mechanisms into the process to achieve this.

However the opposition PSOE were critical of the ruling conservative PP party's plans for participation. "All residents should have the opportunity to have a say, and the PP can't just look at meeting with its supporters to agree with them and have a photo with [mayor] Ángeles Muñoz," the PSOE said.

The team responsible for writing the new PGOU plan will start work at last in December, says the council. The current plan dates back to 1986 and urgently needs replacing.