Vélez-Málaga town hall, seen from the castle. / EUGENIO CABEZAS

Vélez-Málaga Town hall approves initial draft PGOU which includes airfield extension

The new plan will replace the one from 1996 and will allow building of over 10,000 houses

EUGENIO CABEZAS VÉLEZ-MÁLAGA.

Vélez-Málaga town hall has approved the initial draft of its new urban development plan (PGOU) to replace the existing one which dates back to 1996.

In an extraordinary council meeting which took place on Tuesday, councillors initially approved the new document, which provides for the implementation of 10,100 new homes, of which 7,077 are included in the existing document.

Another of the key projects included in the plan is to promote the Trapiche Airport Strategic Plan, which plans for the extension of the runways of the Leoni Benabú airfield, so that planes of up to 50 passengers and cargo aircraft can use it for the transport of subtropical fruit in the area.

Once the new PGOU draft has been initially signed off by the council, it will be available to the public for suggestions and allegations, before final approval by the Junta de Andalucía.