This year Cantabria will receive 7.6 million Fomento for the execution of the housing plan

Firma del convenio de colaboración

The Government of Cantabria will receive this year 7.6 million euros from the Ministry of Development for the execution of the extension of the “State Plan for the promotion of housing rental, building rehabilitation and urban regeneration and renewal 2013-2016” during this 2017 .

The minister, Iñigo de la Serna, and the Minister of Public Works and Housing of Cantabria, José María Mazón, signed on Wednesday the collaboration agreement for the execution of this extension, which the regional government will co-finance with 1.9 million euros .

De la Serna explained that, of the 7.6 million euros, one million is directed to aid for the subsidization of loans that “have been dragged from previous housing plans”, while the rest, 6.6 million, is focused on the aid lines.

In these aid, has detailed that the Government of Cantabria collaborates with a confinancing that has estimated at 1.9 million, so that together they amount to 9.5 million euros. At this point, the Minister of Public Works and Housing has ensured that the amount is “greater” and has raised it to more than 10 million because, as he explained, the regional government have established extensible credits.

Leaving aside the million for the subsidization of loans, from the rest of the amount will be allocated 4.5 million to aid for rent, about three million for the promotion of the rehabilitation of buildings; one million for the urban regeneration and renovation program; and almost 120,000 euros in subsidies to support the implementation of the building evaluation report, the regional government detailed in a subsequent statement.


In the rent aid, Mazón has indicated that his department has “practically executed” and the regeneration and urban renewal “are not going so well”. Thus, it has been detailed that the Cabildo de Arriba de Santander is the area that can receive such aid, which has been praised, the regional government complements another million euros.

“We had the commitment of the developer to bring the project and is delaying,” said the counselor, who said that the government are “a little worried” by that delay, because the developer was confident in reaching agreements with all the neighbors. “He had told us that he had little left but it is taking time”, said Mazón.

At this point, the minister and former mayor of Santander has pointed out that the extension of the 2013-2016 housing plan also includes an extension for the Urban Renewal and Renewal Areas (ARRUs) as the Cabildo until December 31, 2018, to which will be added one more year of term with the next 2018-2021 plan, all so that “the term is not a problem” for these processes.


The minister has indicated that it is estimated that the aid can benefit some 2,800 Cantabrian families and has trusted that they will soon because “Cantabria has done the homework and has advanced the administrative procedures” to be able to go granting these grants with their own resources.

The minister has indicated that, despite the fact that the Government of Spain does not have jurisdiction over housing, with this plan “it maintains its commitment to support a policy that is eminently social, which helps people with fewer resources to have a housing or to carry out processes of building rehabilitation or urban regeneration “.

De la Serna has advanced that, starting in 2018, the new state housing plan 2018-2021 will be launched, which is “novel and emerges from a broad process of participation” both from the autonomies and the private sector with the presentation of more than 2,000 allegations, of which 85% have been incorporated.

Among these, he stressed that it will be possible to allocate aid for rehabilitation to single-family homes on rustic land, something that can not be done now but with the 2018 plan, a measure that Cantabria can benefit from.

And among other novelties of that future plan, De la Serna has indicated that the conditions will be made more flexible for the Autonomous Communities so that they have more facilities to apply the programs, which will have a “much broader range” with specific aid for young people and adults. for accessibility or energy efficiency.

On this future plan, Mazón has wished that this one will be developed in a “better time from the economic point of view”, because the previous one was “of total crisis”, reason why it has hoped that Cantabria can receive “a lot of euros” .


In another order of business, questioned if any of the planned works on Cantabrian roads could be included in the extraordinary investment plan of roads with public-private collaboration, De la Serna has indicated that it has not yet determined which roads will be included but has ensured that “the commitments in Cantabria are already established” be financed through the budgets or in this plan.

Of those commitments, he recalled that the investment “more imminent and closer” is “very important” with more than 140 million euros for the connection of Barreda-Sierrapando, a project for which the process of public exposure has already been exceeded. expropriations and “we are running with the constructive project to tender it as soon as we have it”.

To this project, other commitments are added “but without sufficient maturity” for its tender, but it has ensured that they are being drafted “en bloc”. Thus, he has cited the direct connection to the Port, the extension of the third lane from Polanco to Santander and from Solares and Vizcaya or the Desfiladero de la Hermida.