MORE than 5,000 square metres of Velez-Malaga’s business park have been transferred by the council to Spanish supermarket chain Coviran.
The agreement, signed with the brand by town mayor Francisco Delgado, is the culmination of a series of meetings working towards the return of the chain, which left the Axarquia capital in May of 2011 to transfer its main headquarters to Casabermeja.
The reason behind the departure was the impossibility of creating bigger facilities in a different area of Velez-Malaga, and the delay in urban plans paperwork.
The council is hoping to recover a portion of the chain’s former land in exchange for the newly transferred area. The council say they would construct subsidised homes if this project were approved by the chain’s owners.