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Villamantilla and Villa del Prado draw slice of the M-501

Wednesday 6 August 2008, by sods

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Ecologistas en Acción - Madrid 06/08/2008


Villamantilla municipality with 652 people expected to multiply by six people, build a golf course and reclassify 1,150,000 square meters. Villa del Prado, for his part with 5,807 inhabitants planned housing construction to accommodate up to 15,000 residents, as well as reserve land to build a sports macrocomplejo. Ecologists in Action regrets the hypocrisy of those mayors who refused while in Strasbourg, the interests of the urban highway M-501, in Madrid, began the formalities of their new master plans.

The mayors of the M-501 are outside the real estate crisis, plan their new developments as if followed at the time of the real estate boom. Villamantilla and Villa del Prado, two municipalities in the southern part of the highway are an example. In 2007, completed the preliminary documents and recently presented at the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Spatial Planning.

The numbers speak for themselves. Villamantilla a town of 652 inhabitants provides for the reclassification of 1,150,000 square meters, an area similar to that of El Retiro park. It envisages the construction of between 1.000-1.500 new homes and a golf course nine holes. This would allow it to move from the current 652 to about 4,000 inhabitants, which means multiply by six people. To provide access to new developments, the Community of Madrid is giving a helping hand, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure has submitted the report-summary of option to roads M-523 and F-530, east of town, together the new growths. This variant is built with the exception of new plots and allowing access road to new homes. It should be borne in mind that this form of the Comunidad de Madrid "gift" to prospective developers and some access road that should be borne by themselves.

At Villa del Prado, the new plan was submitted to the Ministry of Environment in May 2008. In this case raises the reclassification of 1,000,000 square meters and is intended to triple the population from 5,807 to 15,000 inhabitants. All this despite the fact that population growth over the past fifteen years has been for 2,500 people. With this rate of real growth, not justified the proposal raised.

At Villa del Prado, also intends to build a sports macrocomplejo, on the farm La Granja. This complex would include golf courses, paddle tracks, tennis, equestrian center, hospice, etc., emulating. As indicated in the report, the intention is to build a complex style of Nature that Alcala la Comunidad de Madrid built on the farm El Encino, in Alcala de Henares.

None of these developments would be feasible if it was not desdoblado the M-501. As is obvious, the natural population growth does not require the actual number of homes that arises. The new homes seeking buyers and investors from outside. For that becomes essential highway without highway not reduce access times from the capital and are not sold new promotions.

Ecologistas en Acción regrets the hypocrisy of those mayors who refused while in Strasbourg, the interests of the urban highway M-501, in Madrid, began the formalities of their new master plans.