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Explanatory exhibition of the improvement plan for the area surrounding the Barça football ground

10/17/2017 - 12:55

From the publication of the pre-approved MPGM on 15 July 2017, a period of public scrutiny will remain open until 15 November. During this period, any individual or organisation may submit proposals. This exhibition held in two facilities in the district aims to make all of the details of the plan available to neighbourhood residents.

The Joan Oliver “Pere Quart” Civic Centre (C/ Comandant Benítez, 6) and the Miquel Llongueras Library (Travessera de les Corts, 58) are hosting an explanatory exhibition of the general metropolitan plan detailing the transformation of the area surrounding Barça football ground, as well as a full copy of the pre-approved document, for which proposals can be submitted until 15 November.

The Civic Centre will be open to the public from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2pm and from 4 pm to 23 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2pm. In the Library, the exposition will be open to visitors on Mondays from 16pm to 21pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 21 pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays, from 10 am to 2 pm and from 4pm to 9 pm. On Saturdays, it will also be open from 10 am to 2 pm. The facilities will remained closed on Sundays and public holidays.

A process of debate and work with local organisations in the area

The Barcelona City Council is working with Football Club Barcelona and the residents of Les Corts to make improvements to the remodelling of Camp Nou and the surrounding area.

The urban transformation is being carried out through a modification to the General Metropolitan Plan (MPGM), and aims to find an improved and comprehensive solution to the urban planning of the land where the Football Club Barcelona facilities are located in the Les Corts neighbourhood (19.8 hectares) and its immediate surroundings (8.8 hectares).

The work carried out on drafting the MPGM for Camp Nou and the surrounding area has been accompanied by a process of debate and work with local organisations from neighbourhoods in the area.

This process has been coordinated through a monitoring committee which has dealt with the various discussion principles about the plan from a critical perspective. The committee has held eight sessions with a turnout of more than twenty organisations and individual residents.

As a result, it is apparent that the area requires a reorganisation: to remove the urban barrier that the sports facilities currently entails and integrate the Camp Nou area into the urban structure of la Maternitat and Sant Ramon neighbourhoods, and also with the wider city.

This will result in the creation of a new space which can be put to use by citizens, with 60,500m2 of land for public use, the equivalent of six blocks of houses in the Eixample; 33,000m2 of privately owned land for public use and 27,500m2 of green public areas. In addition, connections will be improved between travessera de les Corts and the Campus Sud thanks to a pedestrian walkway which will link together the entire area of transformation and will alter the route of C/ Arístides Maillol.

This will give the city 1,446 m2 of new land for facilities, 18,600 m2 of new green areas and access to a huge area which can be used by the public measuring 40,000 m2.

The objective of the plan is to improve the urban public space in the zone by reorganising the area and integrating the sports facilities into the urban structure of the neighbourhood, and by creating a new space which is free from obstacles, which can be put to good use by city residents to safeguard its quality, such as children’s games and common areas.

Improving streets in the area by prioritising pedestrian routes, with wider paths and better lighting, improving the connections between travessera de les Corts and the University of Barcelona, with a pedestrian walkway which will link together the whole area of transformation and will alter the route of C/ Arístides Maillol, and creating a new rambla exclusively for pedestrian use on Av. Joan XXIII, together with the protection of green areas and trees in the surroundings, will result in the revitalisation of the space for citizens to use and enjoy.

A district public facilities Plan and improvements to transport and mobility around the stadium have also been proposed which will enable the increase in people travelling to the stadium on game days to be adequately absorbed.

The period for public scrutiny

From the publication of the pre-approved MPGM on 15 July 2017, a period of public scrutiny will remain open until 15 November. During this period, any individual or organisation may submit proposals.

MPGM information and consultation point

The information point is located in the Office of Urban Planning (Av. Diagonal, 230, 2nd floor). Proposals may be submitted to the Les Corts district’s Citizen Help and Information Office (OAC located in Plaça Comas, 18), or in any of the municipal registries enabled for such purpose.

In addition, a full copy of the pre-approved document may be consulted at the Joan Oliver “Pere Quart” Civic Centre and at the Miquel Llogueras Library.

It can also be consulted via the website