MIJAS Town Hall has decided to scrap plans for an ITV (Spanish MOT) centre in the town.
The project for the province’s eighth ITV centre had already received the go-ahead from the Junta de Andalucia, but the conservative Partido Popular mayor, Angel Nozal, said it was “not reasonable to build an industrial facility in a residential area”.
However, he did suggest that the plan could go ahead in another location of the municipal terminus, such as an industrial estate. He also pointed out that the current financial situation of the town hall did not allow them to give away to the Junta a property valued at €4.6 million where the ITV centre was planned.
Instead, the 5,300m2 plot between the Camino de Coin and Avenida de Andalucia will be used for a school, although Nozal had suggested giving it to Fuengirola in exchange for services provided by their fire department to Mijas over several years in the past.
Meanwhile, the socialist PSOE party and the coalition between Alternative Mijeña and The Greens criticized the decision not to go ahead with the ITV centre which they said would create 25 jobs locally.