The work, considered an emergency, will cost 431,352 euros and will be assumed in a subsidiary manner by the City Council, which will pass on such amount to the property
Benidorm awards the emergency action to stabilize the slope that collapsed in Velázquez building in Poniente
The Local Government Board (JGL) of Benidorm City Council has approved the award of the emergency action contract on the slope adjacent to Velázquez building on Armada Española Avenue, which fell off months ago due to a heavy rain episode causing damaged materials to the houses below.
In this way, the City Council takes charge of the action in a subsidiary manner, which will entail a cost of 431,352.06 euros plus VAT, which will later be passed on to the owner of the land. Likewise, it has been approved to replace the optional management of said action with a budget of 51,909 euros.
The municipal reports established the obligation to stabilize said slope, which fell on the ownership of the land. For this, the City Council processed several files to get the owner to carry out said stabilization tasks, without obtaining any results. These reports also point out that landslides can increase with the rains, causing more material damage to homes and the people who live in them.
The Councilor for Town Planning, Lourdes Caselles, explained that the work necessary to provide the security area and prevent further damage "are complex due to the technical difficulty involved in having to remove the detached materials and, at the same time, prevent other materials from falling on top of them. This difficulty, indicated the mayor, has meant that it has had to "hire specialist technicians to find the best solution to avoid further damage."
Finally, Caselles indicated that after the attempts made for the property to consolidate and provide security to the land, without any success, "it corresponds to the City Council to carry out in a subsidiary manner without further delay said works to eliminate any danger that may arise from the slope instability. A cost that, as has been said, will later be passed on to the owner of said land.
Lourdes Caselles stressed that with this action "we tried to solve a problem that has been going on for months that is harming the owners of homes and commercial premises" and advanced that "once the final certifications are issued, the money spent, more than 500,000 euros, will be passed on to the landowners because they are the ones responsible for making the payment”.