Sunday, 18 November 2012

Building Demolition Projects in Estepona

The Demolition of Buildings in Estepona

Demolition License and Trees Protection

The PGOU of Estepona received its final approval on day 22 December 2010. Among the general urban standards that are part of the PGOU of Estepona, you can find the ones that condition the demolition of the buildings.

The Need of Demolition License

The PGOU of Estepona prescribes the need to obtain municipal license prior acts of demolition of buildings, whether they are full or partial, and for the discharge of the rubble. It only excludes the following acts of demolition:

  • demolitions motivated by reported cases of impending doom
  • demolition works made under municipal order and under the direction of the technical services of Estepona Town Hall (they require prior authorization and reports of the Municipal Standing Committee).

Documentation for Demolition Licenses

Estepona Town Council requires the following documents with the application for demolition license:

  • application form
  • floor plan of the building in relation to nearest roads and the neighboring buildings
  • assignment of legally authorized competent technicians 
  • two copies of the Demolition Project Details
  • two copies of the Demolition Cost Schedule.

Demolitions and the Protection of the Trees

In Estepona, requests for starting demolition projects on urban land must include a precise definition of the existing trees on the plot, which must be detailed by the following documentation:

  • a plan locating the exact position of the trees by the representation of the plan projection of their branches
  • details about the species and age of each tree
  • photographs of the existing trees.

In view of the submitted documentation, Estepona City Council may set certain conditions compatible licensing demolition, such as transplanting or replanting trees that would be cut, identifying new locations for that purpose, on streets or public gardens.
Building Demolition Projects

Daniel Trujillano, Architect
Building Demolition Projects in and Around Estepona

Friday, 16 November 2012

20. Building Demolition Projects in Andalusia

The Demolition of Buildings in Andalusia

Buildings Incompatible with Urban Planning. Urban ruins.

The Law on Urban Planning in Andalusia (LOUA) requires the owner to obtain planning permission before proceeding to the demolition of all kinds of buildings and whatever their use, whether final or temporary, except in the case of imminent physical ruin.

Demolition of Buildings Incompatible with the Urban Planning

In Andalusia, every council or, where appropriate, Ministry responsible for urban planning, must order the immediate demolition of the buildings which are manifestly incompatible with the urban planning, after a hearing with the owners, and providing a month for it, as maximum.

Demolition of Buildings in Situation of Ruin

Andalusian LOUA prescribes, for the case of buildings declared in legal situation of urban ruin, the ability for owners to opt for demolition thereof, unless the building or construction is protected or linked to some procedure for cataloging or establishing a comprehensive protection regime. The demolition or removal of all or part of constructions, buildings or facilities subject to special protection by the applicable urban planning because of their unique architectural, historical or cultural value is considered a punishable offense.

Registration of Administrative Acts

Both temporary buildings demolition orders and demolition arrangements for replenishment of altered physical reality to its original state can be entered in the Land Register.
Building Demolition Projects in Spain

Daniel Trujillano, Architect
Technical Documents for Demolition Projects in Spain