Genoa – The rules for building redevelopment interventions within the Portofino Park, in the areas of the Municipality of Portofino and in Paraggi, a hamlet of Santa Margherita Ligure, were changed today by the Liguria Regional Council. The territory will be protected by the municipal urban plan rather than by the Portofino Regional Park Planwhere, pending the establishment of the national park, recovery interventions on existing buildings and exemptions for building interventions in the locality of Paraggi are authorized.
The news is contained in two variations made today by the Regional Council to the Portofino Park Plan and the Regulations for the redevelopment of the building heritage of the Park itself. In a single vote the new rules were approved with 19 votes in favor by the entire centre-right and 12 against by the centre-left and M5S.
The opposition cries out “building speculation scandal”. The vice-president of the Region and councilor for Parks Alessandro Piana replies by calling it “a tool for regulatory simplification, those who talk about speculation don’t know the regulations”. The approved resolution proposal attributes greater control powers to the municipal urban plan of Portofino rather than to the regional park plan, also freeing the Paraggi area from its control and giving the possibility of redeveloping the existing abandoned building heritage. “The centre-right on the one hand keeps the smallest national park in the world ‘firm’, on the other it opens up to new constructions”, attacks the Pd group leader Luca Garibaldi.
“The Puc of the Municipality of Portofino is always subject to the opinion of the Park, which today is regional but will become national – Piana replies -. With this document we put in place all the tools to counteract any building speculation.”