It has already presented the project of the Special Management Plan of the Port of Cadiz and the Initial Strategic Document to the Territorial Delegation of Development, Infrastructures, Territorial Management, Culture and Historical Heritage in Cadiz

Thursday, June 18, 2020. The Port Authority of the Bay of Cadiz (APBC) continues to make progress in the processing of the new Special Plan for the Port of Cadiz in the municipality of Cadiz, for which it has presented the project of the Special Management Plan for the Port of Cadiz and the Initial Strategic Document to the Territorial Delegation of Development, Infrastructures, Territorial Management, Culture and Historical Heritage in Cadiz. This procedure is prior to the approval by the Regional Administration after a report from the City Council of Cadiz.

The Special Plan is the instrument for the urban planning of the port, designed to articulate the coordination between the administrations with competence over the port space, the general plans and other general instruments of urban planning.

It includes the necessary measures and forecasts to guarantee an efficient exploitation of the port space, its development and its connection with the general land transport systems.

The first Special Plan for the Port of Cadiz was definitively approved by the Cadiz City Council on 5 November 2004 in development of the PGOU 95. It was published in the BOP on 12 February 2005. At that time, the document did not contemplate actions of integration between the port and the city.

Since then, the port has completed its strategy of reorganising traffic by docks and has executed the new container terminal, which will allow new uses related to the port’s relationship with the city in the esplanade of the current terminal.
All this has made it necessary to draw up a new Special Plan, so that the integration of these lands, within one or two years, can be faster and more effective and also guarantee the preservation of port activity.

In this sense, through the Special Plan, the spaces destined to the port activity, located in:

  • The Marqués de Comillas, De las Américas and Libertad docks, next to its esplanade and the road traffic terminal, destined to attend the logistic chain of general merchandise, containerized or not, handled by means of rolling stock;
  • The Diego Fernández Montañés, Fernández Ladreda, Lonja and Levante docks, next to their esplanade, which make up the Cadiz fishing dock, intended to house fresh fish traffic and complementary activities
  • The docks of La Galeona and nº5, next to its esplanade destined to the port traffic of containers, mainly.
  • The public port domain granted to NAVANTIA SA SME.

Likewise, the Special Plan proposes an area of 335,000 square meters destined to house activities included in the port-city relationship, mainly based on cruise traffic, through the Reina Sofía, Alfonso XIII, Ciudad and Reina Victoria docks, complemented with the development of complementary activities, both port and nonport, in its esplanades.
In addition, the spaces destined to the sport nautical with the facilities of Puerto America and the Real Club Nautico de Cádiz are maintained, improving their integration in the urban network. The Paseo Almirante Pascual Pery has been completed, making it a fully pedestrianised area for public entertainment.

Since the initial formulation of the Special Plan was approved by the Board of Directors in January, the APBC has worked on the drafting of the Initial Strategic Document with the aim of accelerating its final approval as much as possible.

In spite of the declaration of the state of alarm last March, which paralysed the administrative procedures, the Port Authority has reactivated the processing as quickly as possible once these procedures have been resumed, as it has done with other projects and awards, such as the Cabezuela-Puerto Real screens and the railway access and digitalisation plan, among others, all of which are fundamental to guarantee the competitiveness of the port and its reinforcement as a safe infrastructure and as an intelligent port.