The mayoress announces an agreement with RTVE to promote Marbella

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According Premier Marbella news sources, the mayoress of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz recently announced after a meeting in Madrid the commitment of the President of RTVE, Leopoldo Sánchez-Echenique to sign a cooperation protocol in order that the municipality is “much more present ” on the state media to the public. The agreement is expected to be formalized by the end of the year. Continue reading

The San Pedro Boulevard (Marbella) remodelling works start

San Pedro BoulevardAccording to Premier Marbella news sources, the mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has announced the start of the remodelling of the boulevard park above the San Pedro Alcántara A-7 tunnel (Marbella), a project funded by the Town Hall scheduled for completion in the year 2014. Muñoz explained that these works “marked a before and after aspect of San Pedro”, connecting the north with the south of the town. A total investment of 6 million euros that the Marbella City Council has received in funds from Fomit, the Financial Fund for the Modernization of the State.

Leading Marbella property specialist Romano Keogh is confident that when the San Pedro Boulevard is completed, it will further enhance the appeal of the town and will stimulate new interest in the property sector.

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Marbella Luxury Weekend returns May 30 with exclusive presentations

FAIM-ART-I-Marbella-Luxury-EditionAccording to Premier Marbella news sources, Marbella Luxury Weekend returns from May 30 to June 2 with the presentation of some exclusive products. Puerto Banus hosts the third edition of this luxury weekend with the participation of 40 brands focused on entertainment, fashion, jewelry, food, automotive and marine.

This initiative launched by the Marbella Town Hall three years ago, continues to gain followers and begins to generate a name in the luxury market in Puerto Banus which remains a world reference.

Coastal Authority agrees on plan to protect beaches in Marbella

imagesAfter years of battling, the council finally has a draft project to stabilise the beaches between El Faro and El Ancón with a dyke. Marbella council has spent years fighting for a definitive solution for the beaches. The construction of a dyke parallel to the coast, or a breakwater, have been some of the proposals the local authority has been insistently putting forward as possible solutions to the loss of sand caused by the storms which systematically lash the coast. Now, the council finally has in its possession a draft project which has been drawn up by the Coastal Authority for the stabilisation of the coastline between El Faro and El Ancón, which includes not only the construction of a new breakwater but also a dyke parallel to the shore, as well as the importing of considerable amounts of sand.

The draft project which has been sent for the council to study and analyse includes various alternatives, although the Town Hall considers some to be better than others. The one which appears to be the most viable goes by the name 1.B and it includes two features which the council has been wanting for a long time: not only would there be a breakwater at El Ancón beach and the demolition of the one which currently exists at the Hotel Puente Romano, but there would also be a dyke parallel to the coast, situated off La Fontanilla and part of Casablanca beaches. The project also includes the regeneration of more than two kilometres of coast by bringing in sand from El Faro to Río Verde, which would be protected by the aforementioned defence measures. The proposed measures, which would have an estimated cost of 11,497,588 euros, would also mean that the seafront promenade would be moved back but this would also affect the underground drainage pipes, something which at the moment the Town Hall strongly opposes. This proposal would mean the compulsory purchase of more than 13,750 square metres of privately owned land so the promenade could be relocated, and this would cost over 1.5 million euros.

Building permits up in Marbella

Urbanismo, Town PlanningThe Marbella Town Hall has handled 112% more property building permits in 2012 than in the same period of the preceding year and have processed over 10,000 records according to the Town Planning officer  Pablo Moro.

Moro, accompanied by the Director General of Planning, Mario Ruiz, said that although the number of building permits has not risen higher than last year, yes there has been an increase of the number of authorized permits which are up from 147 in 2011 to over 312 in 2012.

The first occupation licenses have increased by 20 percent, affecting a total of 993 households with a total value of 138 million euros. For minor work permits and actions reported, the number are up 10 percent with 2218 records and declared a budget of 23 million.

PGOU Among the projects included in the strategic General Urban Plan (Plan) approved in 2010 a project to build a business park above the shopping center La Cañada in Ermita-Serranía

The Town Planning said that the City is close to sealing a deal with the owners of the land to begin building the business park and move the business from the current industrial area of La Ermita.

Moro added that steps are being taken by the Junta de Andalucía to realize the project to build a congressional complex in the Holanducía area between the Bullring and Puerto Banus Banus shopping center.