The City Council of Granadilla de Abona finalizes an agreement to transfer and make available to the Canary Islands Government Housing Institute two plots of municipal ownership for the construction of public housing for the most vulnerable families in the municipality. The agreement will take the plenary session today and will go ahead in all probability.
The land allocated for this purpose is located, on the one hand, in the Cuevas de Cho Portada Partial Plan, in San Isidro, with an extension of 2,772 meters, and on the other hand, in the area of the Poncela action unit in San Isidro, and it has 536 square meters. The mayor, José Domingo Regalado González, points out that these are two pieces of land in the center of San Isidro with a total area of 3,300 square meters and that they will be incorporated into the Canary Islands Housing Plan 2020/2023. He highlights the “significant existing demand in this regard in the municipality, motivated by population growth, the scarcity of properties of this nature and the different stages of economic, social and health crisis in recent decades.”
From January 14, 2020, the Consistory proceeded to send a list of available plots to show its predisposition and the promotion of this type of publicly promoted property within the Social Pact for decent housing in the Canary Islands. In June 2020, the beginning of the transfer procedures was fully approved, notifying the Government of the Canary Islands so that this administration could dispose of this municipal public land as soon as possible for the creation of publicly promoted housing. These agreements, together with the rest of the urban information, were sent to the Canary Islands Housing Institute between the years 2020 and 2021.
On May 5, the City Council was informed that both plots are declared suitable for their purpose of promoting public housing, while at the same time the agreement document was sent that will be taken to the municipal plenary session for approval this Thursday. The municipal president argues that different meetings have been held with the Housing Institute in the previous and beginning of this mandate for the construction of this type of property, as well as to request the purchase of properties already built in Granadilla, by the Government of the Canary Islands, “so that they can be placed under a social rental regime”.
During the plenary session and also in reference to housing, people who occupy the Tabaiba building and various groups that support them will gather outside the City Hall to request that the water service be installed. The Consistory alleges that according to Spanish regulations, this service cannot be installed in illegally occupied homes, as is the case of the Tabaiba building, whose residents cannot complete the documentation required for such installation.