One more step in the historic vindication of the residents of La Plana of Xàbia. The Javea Town Hall has started the procedures, as the Councilor for Urban Planning announced to this medium last December, to draft the Special Plan of the Plana, a document that regulates urban planning and the possibilities of using the land in this rural area, taking into account the necessary conservation and preservation criteria that entail its location in a protected natural environment.
La Plana is in the Montgó Natural Park (declared in 1987) and there have been houses of rural typology from long before. However, urban regulations are not only set by municipal regulations, but also by the Natural Resources Management Plan (PORN) and the Master Plan for Uses and Management (PRUG), which reduces the
possibilities and complicates all the procedures a lot.
The councilor for Urban Planning, Isabel Bolufer, explained that the local executive is aware of the situation in which the owners find themselves when they intend to carry out any work: from the reform of their houses to the paving of a road, the pruning of trees or the installation of a fence.
They have never been given a solution and now, in parallel to the process of updating the General Urban Planning Plan, the City Council will work on a specific plan for the area, which must be subsequently approved by the Department.
Mayor, José Chulvi, and the person in charge of Urban Planning have already informed the residents' association of this initiative and that an order has already been issued to contract the first phase of the drafting of the special plan, for which there has been a budget of 40.000 euros.
Likewise, Bolufer has met with technicians and the director of the Montgó Natural Park, Joseba Rodríguez, to inform them of the municipal intentions and seek their collaboration when drawing up the special plan. "We want to go hand in hand with the Natural Park and not take false steps that further delay this regulation," says the mayor, who advances that it has been agreed to create a technical commission of both administrations
to follow up.
The first step in this process - called phase zero - will be to open prior consultations so that any interested person can express their concerns and concerns on the subject. This consultation will be announced through the official channels when it is active on the municipal website.