SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 6 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Minister of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, José Antonio Valbuena, has signed the Order that initiates the procedure to suspend the validity of the General Management Plan (PGO) of Santa Cruz of Tenerife in the area of Cabo Llanos for the modification of its normative content and the establishment of the substantive transitory regulation rules.
The objective of this action is to adapt the current urban planning to the new functional and surface requirements necessary to build the new Palace of Justice, a project promoted by the Ministry of Public Administrations, Justice and Security.
It is an exceptional procedure provided for in the Land Law, as explained by the counselor Julio Pérez, who explained that the exceptional action to suspend planning is justified in view of the need to provide citizens with an accessible justice service that group the Justice units throughout the judicial district of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, as well as those of a provincial and autonomous nature, and that it is sufficient for the judicial bodies and legal operators to carry out their work, ending the dispersion of the facilities and the lack of operability between them, with the consequent improvement that all this will produce in the attention to citizens.
As announced last July, this modification of the urban planning and the substantive regulations applicable temporarily on the land on which the suspension of the Plan is proposed does not vary, with respect to the current planning, the current buildability, increases the free spaces in more than 30,000 square meters, reduces the road surface by almost 35,000 square meters and reduces profitable use to zero.
This action has been carried out in common agreement with the different departments of the regional Executive that own the affected plots that will house the Palace of Justice (Ministry of Finance, Budgets and European Affairs and Ministry of Education, Universities, Culture and Sports), and with the favorable provision of the technical and urban services of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council.
It is an option that will allow the majority of the Palace of Justice to be located in two almost contiguous buildings, separated by a square, with the necessary buildable area and close enough to allow connection. The aim is to reduce the excessive height foreseen for most of the buildings that will be built in the area without this implying a reduction in their use, expanding the green areas in the Cabo Llanos space.