By Linda Hall • 30 August 2021 • 13:40
PEGO: Current town plan is holding Pego back, party claims
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THE Ciudadanos party requested a review of Pego’s Town Plan (PGOU) at the plenary council meeting held today, September 2.
“The existing PGOU was approved in 1999,” pointed out Ciudadanos councillor and spokesman Simon Ortola Vicens.
“It was designed for the social situation at that time as well as Pego’s aspirations as a municipality,” he added.
“But we’re talking about 20 years ago and we have gone through an economic crisis and a pandemic since then.”
According to the Ciudadanos councillor, the 1999 PGOU is now obsolete and far removed from Pego’s social, economic and environmental needs in 2021.
Minimal modifications had proved insufficient, Ortola maintained.
“Our municipality has been at a standstill for many years without addressing the PGOU, one of the greatest problems preventing up-to-date development,” he said.
“All the parties’ promises to review the town plan during their election campaigns have always come to nothing,” Ortalo added.
“We need to design a new PGOU without delay, together with representatives from the sectors involved, local businesses and administration officials,” the Ciudadanos spokesman insisted.
“Without this, Pego cannot plan its economic future,” he warned.
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