SAN SEBASTIAN DE LA GOMERA, June 2 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Cabildo de La Gomera and Visocan have addressed this Thursday the planned roadmap for the materialization of the objectives set in the agreement signed for the provision of protected housing for rent on the island.
The document, signed last January and which has an investment of 5.2 million euros, of which 95% are funds from the island institution, aims to promote the acquisition of unfinished or finished promotions, as well as the construction of new housing to incorporate into the public offer.
The agreement is integrated into the objectives set out in the Canary Islands Housing Plan 2020-2025 to promote actions that guarantee access to housing through social rental in affordable conditions, that avoid social exclusion and prevent the loss of housing due to economic reasons.
In addition, the promotion of these infrastructures is encouraged as a means of economic growth, based on job creation.
The cooperation framework is joined by the municipalities, which are an active part of the development of the objectives of the agreement, since, as reported by the president, Casimiro Curbelo, they are in charge of making the land available for the new construction, as well as determining buildings that meet the parameters to be acquired and converted into homes.
In this sense, he valued the progress made so far, with a preliminary study by municipality that has allowed the creation of up to 70 homes in the island area to be foreseen.
Given its demographic proportion, the forecast calls for the construction of 24 homes in San Sebastián de La Gomera, which will be located in the area adjacent to the old lime kiln.
In this case, the manager of Visocan, Víctor González, detailed in a note from the Cabildo that the investment amounts to 2.7 million euros, of which 282,000 euros is the value of the land provided by the City Council while 2.4 million euros will be in charge of the Cabildo and 120,000 euros to Visocan.
“This action is in line with the work that we have promoted in the last two years for access to affordable rental housing aimed at people who, despite having resources, cannot opt for the route of buying public housing or the market. private,” he added.
The mayor of San Sebastián, Adasat Reyes, stressed the relevance of this action to alleviate the situation of residential rental in the island capital and favor access to families “who so demand it from the economic point of view”.
During his speech, he specified that the City Council has arranged a plot of 1,000 square meters for the creation of homes and parking spaces.
PLANNING IN THE REST OF MUNICIPALITIES
The proposal addressed from Visocan with the Cabildo and the municipalities includes the construction or disposal of up to nine homes per municipality, following parameters such as market pressure, the demanding population and energy efficiency.
Thus, in the rest of the municipalities, action will be taken on buildings already built or unfinished to convert them into two- and three-bedroom apartments, according to Curbelo.