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The Omnibus Law envisages ambitious changes in urban planning to promote the economic recovery of the Madrid region

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With the passing of the Omnibus Law, Andersen has organised a conference with the participation of Raimundo Herráiz, Director General of Urban Planning of the Community of Madrid, to explain the key points of this new urban planning legislation

The Omnibus Law includes eight main measures to "promote the economic recovery of the Community of Madrid", as highlighted by the Director General of Urban Planning of the Community of Madrid, Raimundo Herráiz, who also stressed that it is "the most ambitious proposal in terms of urban planning that has ever been made" in the Community of Madrid, since the approval of the current Land Law, 9/2001.

Upon its current processing in the Assembly of Madrid, Andersen has organised the conference 'Urbanistic developments in the Omnibus Law of the Community of Madrid' which has counted with the participation of Raimundo Herráiz, general director of Urbanism of the Community of Madrid, to explain the keys and the main novelties that this legislation incorporates from the urbanistic point of view.

At the opening, Antonio Ñudi, a partner at Andersen specialising in the area of Urban Planning, wanted to highlight "the great involvement of the Directorate General of Urban Planning with the sector", as well as the "clear vision of its head on what the position of the Administration should be when it comes to regulating in urban planning matters". At the same time, he thanked Carmen Panadero, moderator of the colloquium and president of WIRES, which, in Ñudi's words, is "one of the most influential organisations in the real estate sector", for her participation.

At the beginning of his speech, Raimundo Herráiz thanked Andersen for inviting him to this event and highlighted the participation of Antonio Ñudi as "an important player within a group of lawyers and town planners that I wanted to count on to carry out these modifications to the Law". During his speech, the Director General of Urban Planning emphasised that this regulation arose from the need to provide "a new regulatory framework" for Madrid's urban planning sector. He also recalled that they are working in parallel on a new Land Law "which, if everything goes according to plan, will see the light of day in the next legislature".

The law, Herráiz explained, contains a series of key measures "to promote economic recovery that could not wait for a longer and slower process". The director general detailed the eight main points that comprise it, which, in general, seek to "reduce processing times and act with greater legal certainty", among which are, for example, actions on consolidated urban land, regulating endowment actions, the modification of the regime of public networks (Article 36) to include vacant land for public rental housing, the elimination of the environmental procedure in certain special plans and detailed studies, and the introduction of the possibility of transferring use, all of which are necessary measures to boost activity in the real estate sector.

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