Protection for local commerce in Carrer Gran de Sant Andreu

Urban planning. The new usage plan approved by the full council regulates the opening of establishments in this street, protecting neighbourhood commerce.

The full council approves a new usage plan for C/ Gran de Sant Andreu, regulating the opening of new restaurants and recreational establishments to preserve local commerce, protect local residents’ interests and guarantee a balance of commercial activity in the vicinity.

The measure is designed to protect neighbourhood shops from the opening of establishments which are out of keeping with the local identity and the urban project being executed in the street, as the improvements being made could attract businesses which are at odds with local interests.

Specifically, work is currently under way to calm C/ Gran de Sant Andreu, prioritising pedestrians and bicycles, as well as the construction of the new neighbourhood market, better integrated with its surroundings.

The usage regulations include properties with façades in C/ Gran de Sant Andreu, between Pg. Santa Coloma and C/ Rovira i Virgili, in C/ Mercat, in Pl. Comerç and under the arches in Pl. Mercadal.

A plan by local residents

The project to delimit activity in C/ Gran de Sant Andreu has been developed with input from local residents’ organisations, shops, restaurants and cultural entities so that it covers the needs of different collectives.

  • Musical activity, restaurants and tasting shops: Maximum floor space of 350 square metres in a radius of 50 square metres, with a limit of 300 square metres per establishment.
  • Self-service shops and supermarkets: Maximum floor space of between 149 and 250 square metres, according to the type of establishment, and in a radius of 50 metres a maximum of 600 square metres can be given over to these types of businesses.
  • Multi-purpose food establishments and those with vending machines: Maximum floor space of 500 square metres in a radius of 50 square metres, with a limit of 300 square metres per establishment.

The usage plan for C/ Gran de Sant Andreu has been approved by the full council.