The vice mayor of Madrid, Inma Sanz, defended this Tuesday that all the procedures have been completed in the preparation of the project for the parking lot around the Santiago Bernabéu and has insisted on the improvements that it will mean for the residents of the area. .
"All the procedures for the intervention of legal advice have been completed, with all the legal guarantees so that this process is carried out in full compliance with the law," stated the spokesperson for the municipal government, in statements to the media from Villa from Vallecas.
This was expressed after the Neighborhood Initiative Association in Defense of the Environment and against the Paseo de la Habana Tunnel presented a complaint this Tuesday to the headquarters of the European Commission (Paseo de la Castellana, 46) against the Madrid City Council. by the car parks planned around the Santiago Bernabéu stadium.
The complaint will be filed "for violation of European environmental regulations," the association announced in a statement. It will be presented by the president of the entity and the director of the San Agustín school and will be accompanied by 7,547 signatures on paper from the residents of Chamartín opposed to the project.
Sanz has shown his respect for any neighborhood initiative or complaint but has stated that once we see how the works are developed, we will be able to see how "mobility in the area improves."
"You are also going to see how a very important number of parking spaces are implemented for residents, which is a great need in that area of the district. You are also going to see how many of the buses that are now circulating are going to have their own dock. below in that mobility hub and, therefore, they will not be on the surface. Mobility and quality of life in the area will be improved," he justified.
Likewise, the vice mayor has assured that they have met with the neighbors on several occasions and has stated that they are "willing to do so again as many times as necessary" to explain the situation to them.
The association that has filed the complaint represents 33 communities of owners, three affected schools and the four parking lots for residents that surround the stadium. The neighborhood is convinced that the two underground parking lots (which add up to 1,846 spaces) and the access tunnel approved by the City Council "will only bring more atmospheric and noise pollution and new mobility and safety problems to the area."
Last March, the Madrid Government Board gave the green light to the contract for the concession of works for the construction and operation of the multimodal car parks located on Paseo de la Castellana, next to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, with 1,229 spaces, and in Padre Damián Street, 617.
The estimated investment for the execution of this contract is approximately 100 million euros, although it will not entail any cost for the Madrid City Council, they pointed out.