Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (EFE)
This administrative procedure is one of the powers acquired in the management of coasts by the regional Executive after the entry into force of Royal Decree 713/2022, of August 30, on the transfer of functions and services from the General State Administration to the Community Autonomous of the Canary Islands in terms of planning and management of the coast.
The councilor responsible for the area, José Antonio Valbuena, recalled this Saturday in a statement that since this month of January the Government of the Canary Islands has been responsible for planning and managing the beaches of the autonomous community and, therefore, together with the consistories of the archipelago coast, will be in charge of deciding the distribution of the services and facilities of the beaches, that is, of the hammocks, umbrellas, kiosks and rescue posts, among others.
«This is a historic milestone, since the Government of the Canary Islands had never had a direct participation in the management of the beaches and, on the other hand, it also constitutes a novelty for the Mogán City Council itself, which will be able to directly manage all its beaches without intermediary companies”, he highlighted.
The Agency for the Protection of the Natural Environment of the Government of the Canary Islands, which attended the deployment of sunbeds and umbrellas this Friday in Mogán, will be responsible for supervising so that the different facilities comply with the characteristics and areas assigned by the regional government.
The General Director of Land and Water Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, Víctor Navarro, explained that in this legislature work has been done on the delimitation of the beaches of the archipelago, zoning the areas of dry sand, that is, the non-floodable areas of the beaches , as well as the areas of management.
Thus, for the first time, the beaches are being systematically flown and photographed at full tide in order to be able to study and supervise their carrying capacity and compliance with the Coastal Law.
In fact, in the GRAFCAN IDECanarias Viewer, citizens can access the Canary Coast Piloting Tool (www.pilotajelitoralcanario.es), to the different facilities and equipment on the beaches of the islands, adds the note. EFE