The Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council has today decreed the exceptional and provisional authorization of the public domain with tables and chairs approved by Decree of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council of December 18, 2020, with effect from the effective withdrawal by the municipal services of the protection elements installed on public roads, for which the suppression of this exceptional situation will be carried out on October 18.
The decree refers to the fact that “all the protection elements (fences and barriers) installed in the public domain will be removed to delimit the space reserved for provisional terraces and it is announced that this measure will be carried out carried out progressively and by zones, as of October 18, 2021, in accordance with the program that will be published on the municipal website.
For this reason, “the owners of establishments subject to exceptional authorization of occupation of the public domain with tables and chairs who wish to permanently dispose of the occupation of the public domain and who have not previously requested it, are urged to contact the City Council with in order to request the mandatory authorization ”and the decree adds that“ said ordinary procedure is provided for in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Urban Landscape Ordinance, since, once the terrace is removed, it will lose its exceptional right to occupy the public road”.
On the other hand, the decree warns that once the barriers and protection elements that delimit the exceptional terraces are removed, the public domain will not be able to be occupied, until the mandatory authorization of occupation of the public domain with tables and chairs through the ordinary procedure provided for in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Urban Landscape Ordinance.
Around 160 terraces will be removed in an approximate period of 2 weeks, which will be how long it takes, as of next day 18, in the dismantling of the protection measures and fences, without the need for the owners of the same. removed, so they can remain legally until they are dismantled by operators of the Public Services.
The authorization is currently being processed so that around 40 applications that have been received to date can remain installed.