The Territorial Plan for Andalucia (POTA) is intended to provide a strategic framework for the long term development of this region of Spain. To this end it establishes a set of long term planning and public policy strategies. Namely:
- A network of cities.
- Regional networks (transport, telecommunications, energy, water)
- Regional system for land protection (risk management, natural heritage, cultural heritage etc).
- External integration at both a national and international level.
The major objective of POTA is to contribute to sustainable regional development, cohesion and competitiveness.
Responsibility for the production of this plan now lies with the Office of Housing and Territorial Planning (Consejeria de Vivienda y Ordenacion del Territorio).
The full text of the POTA is available from the web site of the Office of Housing and Territorial Planning
- Any amendments to the Regional Plan are published for a period
of public consultation. You have a right to object to the
plan by filing an objection (alegacion) during the
period of consultation.
Planes de Ordenación del Territorio del Ámbito Subregional. (The Subregional Plans)
The main function of the sub regional plan is to allow for more detailed planning at a sub regional level serving as the framework for the development and coordination of policies, plans and projects by the Administration, public entities and individuals.
Responsibility for the production of sub regional plan lies with the Office of Housing and Territorial Planning (Consejeria de Vivienda y Ordenacion del Territorio).
The Office of Housing and Territorial Planning has a web page devoted to the sub regional plans. It shows the status of the plan in each sub region and the text of the plan if it is available.
The Sub Regional Plan for Alto Almanzora
The Almanzora Valley is in the sub region known as Alto Almanzora. At this point in time, no details and no publication date are available for the Alta Almanzora sub regional plan.
It is anticipated that the sub regional plan for Alto-Almanzora will cover 27 municipalities: Albanchez, Albox, Alcóntar, Arboleas, Armuña de Almanzora, Bacares, Bayarque, Cantoria, Cóbdar, Chercos, Fines, Laroya, Líjar, Lúcar, Macael, Olula del Río, Oria, Partaloa, Purchena, Serón, Sierro, Somontín, Suflí, Taberna, Tíjola, Urrácal and Zurgena. It will cover a population of some 60,000 inhabitants. The objective of the plan is to create basic infrastructure, public transport, industrial zones and protected housing. Its ultimate aim is to create better territorial cohesion.
In June 2009, the Housing department announced that a 12 month contract worth €378,000 had been awarded to UTE for consultancy work required to prepare the sub regional plan for Alto Almanzora. The services required included basic cartography, analysis of territorial scope and the drafting of proposal documents which will form the basis for opening consultation with the public and private sectors. The work will include preparation of the plan and a strategic environmental assessment.
If the estimates are correct we should expect to hear more about the sub regional plan for Alto Almanzora in 2010.
Your rights with respect to the Sub Regional Plan
- The right of the public to participate in the planning process has been re-enforced in the latest legislation (2007).
- The Sub Regional Plan will be published for a period of public consultation. You have the right to object to the plan by filing an objection (alegacion) during this time.