The Official Gazette of the Junta de Andalucía (BOJA) published this Friday the Law of Impulse for the Sustainability of the Territory of Andalusia (LISTA), known as the Land Law, which will come into force on the 23rd of this month.
This is stated in the sixth final provision of the new law, which states that it will come into force 20 days after its publication in the BOJA. The List has been published in the official gazette a week after its approval in the Plenary of Parliament, which took place on Thursday 25 November.
It was approved with the votes of PP, Ciudadanos (Cs) and Vox, while the PSOE-A abstained and Unidas Podemos por Andalucía and the non-attached members of Adelante Andalucía voted against.
The entry into force on the 23rd of this month will mean that the new legal framework for spatial and urban planning in Andalusia will be fully effective in the first days of next year. The implementing regulations, which are well advanced, will be approved within six months of the law’s approval, according to the Junta.
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, has referred on his Twitter account to the publication this Friday of the List, a law that will “revitalise the economy of many municipalities”.
“We are complying with the Andalusians”, the president added, convinced that the step “forward that Andalusia is taking with the List is enormous”. “Once again, we are demonstrating once again that the path of the pact is the most useful for the people,” he added.
According to the Andalusian government, the new law proposes a new urban planning model that helps economic development and job creation in Andalusia as a whole, while offering legal certainty, avoiding the problems caused by the annulment of urban plans by the courts, as well as eliminating the existing regulatory tangle. It will also speed up the processing of plans, reducing deadlines and bureaucracy, by extending the use of the responsible declaration and giving a new treatment to administrative silence, so that the delay or inactivity of the Administration does not paralyse their processing.
It also opens up possibilities for small municipalities and rural Andalusia. One of its most important new features is the regulation of rural land, which will allow the construction of isolated single-family homes on rural land, always respecting the environment and favouring the fight against depopulation.
The LISTA opens up the possibility for local councils to draw up special plans to correct the environmental impact generated by groups of irregular buildings and to provide them with basic sanitation, water and electricity infrastructures, thereby guaranteeing minimum safety and health conditions.