The Plenary of the City Council of Rafal has definitively approved the Point 3 Modification of the General Plan of Urban Planning that refers to the Industrial Estate and that has been qualified by the Councilor for Urban Planning, Silvia Pastor, as “very positive for those entrepreneurs who want to implant your company in our polygon “. The mayor explained that “This change in the urban planning of Rafael has as objective to equalize criteria in the urbanistic norms, since there was a series of discrepancies that made difficult the concession of licenses in the polygon “. In this way, he added that the modification resolves these discrepancies regarding the construction, “which would eliminate the possibility of exempt buildings”, those relating to the mandatory setbacks adjusting to the parameters, ending the need for the owners to reach agreements to build the buildings, “and finally, it also ends with the discrepancies referring to the maximum occupation, which will remain at 85% “, explained the municipal official.

The specific modification was carried to the Plenary last Tuesday, following the procedures initiated by the Local Government Board last September. From that moment on, the corresponding public presentation of the initial strategic document, publication in the Official Gazette of the Valencian Community and in a provincial-level newspaper, and the Preparation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment report. At this point, Silvia Pastor indicated that the City Council requested assistance from the Provincial Council of Alicante, “which issued a document that indicates that the specific modification does not influence other programs or plans, has no impact on the territorial model or affects the elements of the natural and cultural heritage, and carried out the corresponding consultations, concludes that it does not present significant effects on the environment and submits to the simplified procedure of Environmental and Territorial Evaluation Strategic Simplified “. This was what was taken to Plenary and was approved on Tuesday, which allows the definitive approval of the Point 3 Modification of the Industrial Estate.

The start-up of the Industrial Estate was one of the objectives that the Manuel Pineda government proposed in 2011, and although the City Council has encountered many difficulties To carry out this purpose, a year ago it was possible to receive it definitively in the absence of adapting the urbanistic norms of the polygon to those of the General Plan, a fact that has taken place in this Plenary.
“Finally companies can put their facilities in our polygon, start their activity and enable the recruitment of Raphael and Raphael,” said the mayor of Rafal. “The objective It has always been to work to receive the work and adapt the industrial estate, with the sole purpose of increasing labor activity in our municipality, “concluded Pineda.