MIJAS COUNCIL is undertaking a survey of the surrounding 200 urbanisations to see whether they can be included in the municipality.
The audit, which is the first of its kind for 40 years, comes after residents of satellite urbanisations have asked to be given the same rights as those who officially live in the Mijas municipality.
The town’s Mayor, Juan Carlos Maldonado, explained the €97,000 contract for carrying out the work had been awarded to companies Cemosa and Ingenia, commenting, “our commitment has always been firm. This is something which has been demanded for a long time and now we are carrying out a study which will tell us more about each of these areas and allow us to act accordingly.”
The so called “Municipal reception plan for urbanisation” has been divided into three sections to allow the work to be undertaken as quickly as possible and therefore free up council funding for any subsequent works.
Jose Carlos Martin, Councillor for Infrastructure, explained, “The award of the audit is a saving of 50 percent with respect to its bid price. From now on the companies have three months to carry out the study where they will have to evaluate the state of the infrastructures in addition to which they have to execute and this division makes the process faster so that by the end of December we will have the real diagnosis of how the Mijeñas urbanizations are, so that we can draw a roadmap for their reception.”
The first section of work relates to areas classified as “urban” in 1987, the second to the classed this way in 1999 and the third section of work will relate to those classified as “urbanisable” in 1999.
Andres Ruiz, Councillor for Urbanisation, explained, “we are talking about an audit that affects 8.8 square kilometres of area between roads which is why we have divided the study into sections so that it is more efficient. We aim to start adopting urbanisations in 2018 but the number will depend on the data retrievedand the municipal budget.” He concluded,“a definitive solution will be put in placeover the status of these urban complexes throughout the council term and will have a legal guarantee.”
Once an urbanisation has been logged, auditors will describe any maintenance works needed, which will then be passed to the council for funding, giving those living on the outskirts of Mijas the same rights as those nearer the centre.