A new town planning regulation is approved that guarantees the priority of the people of Martorell to access sheltered housing

This Monday’s Municipal Plenary Session initially approved the modification of the regulations for the register of applicants for housing with official protection in Martorell. The measure updates a regulation that was in force since 2010, adapts it to electronic processing and defines registration criteria when awarding these homes in our municipality.

The amendment seeks to adapt the regulation to a more agile and transparent system in the allocation of public and private housing, in the different forms of protection. It is the answer to the normative changes with the entry into force of the own regulation of Martorell; the proliferation of other private operators and urban entities; the evolution towards e-government and the new award regimes.

The point was passed urgently. The mayor of Martorell, Xavier Fonollosa, justified it: “The first 130 social housing units in the new neighborhood of La Sínia must be awarded before the end of the summer and before the procedure must go through an initial and final approval.” He also explained that applicants for social housing in Martorell must go to their own registry, which has a basis that specifies the registration period required to apply.

Xavier Fonollosa, alcalde de Martorell

Fonollosa emphasizes that “the bases give priority in the allocation of these homes to the people of Martorell” and that, once the local demand that meets the bases is covered, the homes that were available in the rest of the Catalan population registered in the Generalitat’s register.

Xavier Fonollosa, alcalde de Martorell

Precisely, adapting “local housing regulations to housing regulations and the general regulations of Catalonia” has been the reason for this change, as explained by the Councilor for the Environment, Housing and Urban Planning, Albert Fernández.

Albert Fernández, regidor d'Habitatge

Fernández argues that, with the updates of the local register, “preference is given to the citizens of Martorell who are registered before those who are registered in the General Register of Catalonia”. The update also removes the minimum income limit required to access a home, the option of online processing of applications and a new registration period that extends to one year.

Albert Fernández, regidor d'Habitatge

The point was approved with 18 votes in favor of the governing team (JxM), the PSC and ERC- and 3 abstention votes, of Movem Martorell and C’s.

Municipal Plenary February 2021

Other items on the agenda

During the plenary session, the salaries for 2021 of the civil servants, labor and eventual staff of the Martorell City Council were unanimously approved. He also carried out the inventory of assets and rights of the municipal patrimony of land and housing and the balance of situation of this patrimony – with the abstention of C’s.

The plenary gave the green light -with the abstention of Movem and C’s- for the City Council to appear before the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia to defend its municipal interests before the appeal filed by SEAT, in reference to the recent approved Martorell-Abrera Infrastructure Master Plan. The car industry has filed an administrative appeal, considering that it is not responsible for assuming the cost of building the West Belt that connects its facilities with the main roads in the area – such as the B-224, the link to the A-2 and the B40-.

On the other hand, the modification of the statutes of the Municipal Board of Services of Attention to the People (PMSAPM) was approved – with the abstention of Movem and C’s- and the new delimitation – without modifying them of the terms of Martorell and Sant Esteve Sesrovires in the Xàmenes sector, unanimously.

As for the chapter on motions, one was approved by Citizens to take the necessary steps to reduce the huge rise in the price of electricity a few weeks ago – with the votes in favor of JxM and ERC, l abstention of the PSC and the vote against Movem-.

ERC presented one in support of the amnesty “and the release of political prisoners” – with the support of JxM, the abstention of the PSC and Movem and the vote against C’s.

Finally, the PSC’s motion in support of the right to die with dignity – amended by JxM – had the support of the four local formations with the most representation and the only abstention of C’s.


Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.

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