By Sarah Keane • 20 March 2021 • 13:10
Sevilla Launches Initiative To Protect Historic Establishments
SEVILLA City Council launches initiative to protect historic establishments
The urban landscape of Sevilla is dotted with historic landmarks, some of which have been around for more than a hundred years, and which the City Council has now vowed to protect as some of the more traditional establishments come under threat. To prevent the doors from closing permanently on some of the older businesses, Sevilla officials approved on Thursday, March 18, a new decree to regulate and promote the economic activity of establishments with a rich history, thus ensuring their survival.
With its publication in the Official Gazette of the Province (BOP) in April, the decree will allow businesses that meet certain requirements request the coveted Emblematic Establishment of the City of Sevilla seal, giving them access to subsidies, aids, bonuses and tax exemptions as well as specific promotional measures.
The Councillor for Economy and Commerce, Relations with the University Community and the Metropolitan Area, Francisco Páe, said that the new decree aims to “stop the process of depersonalisation of historic areas” of Sevilla and contribute to the “improvement of the profitability of some businesses that play a decisive role in the local economy, that generate a unique urban landscape that contributes a cultural, historical and tourist value and is part of the environment and customs” of the city.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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