Urban planning surveys? There are now five, but Palazzo Marino has a feeling more will open. This was stated by the councilor for urban regeneration Giancarlo Tancredi, speaking on Wednesday morning at the Assimpredil-Ance conference dedicated to the future of Milan, with a focus on urban planning in the light, also, of the resolution of the Municipality of Milan of February 23. which instructs the technical offices to “follow” the prosecutor’s criteria on the distinction between new constructions (which require execution plans) and demolition-reconstructions (for which a Scia, notification of start of activity, is sufficient).

For Councilor Tancredi, this resolution is not “the solution to the problem”, but an act of “common sense on the part of the administration in a situation where we have five procedures involving our civil servants and other figures in the sector private”. But the problem, according to the councilor, can only be resolved with government intervention, “since the question is the interpretation of the regulations.” It is for this reason that Tancredi hoped and requested a “rapid” intervention, despite the “careful reflection” that the “gravity and seriousness of the problem” requires.

Milan “the city that planned the most”

That’s not all. The Milanese city councilor claimed that in recent years Milan has been among the cities that have planned the most in the last 20 years, while other major Italian cities are stuck with territorial government plans from 15 years ago. or 20 years. “We – he added – have carried out two PGTs in the last ten years and we are about to do the third”. He then explained that in Milan, “there are around 60 implementation plans that govern more than half of Milan’s urban regeneration over the next ten years.”

In other words, the instrument of the plan would be commonly used in Milan, contrary to what one might think when looking at the prosecutor’s investigations, which focus precisely on the absence of execution plans for real estate projects that , under the label of demolition-reconstruction, in reality they would erect entire buildings in place of one- or two-story buildings, as happened with the Torre Milano in Maggiolina or the Park Towers in Crescenzago. And where in fact there is no implementation plan providing for new services, new roads, new public green spaces, etc., for the new residents of the respective neighborhoods.

Tancredi insisted saying that “for us the execution plan is the main instrument of urban regeneration of the city, but obviously it comes into play when there are conditions of size of the areas and the need to reorganize a significant part from the city”. , and no it therefore depends on “typologies, heights or others”.

National table

And the government has opened itself to intervention at the national level. The undersecretary to the presidency of the council Alessandro Morelli (among others former councilor and municipal councilor of the Lega of Milan) spoke about it at the same conference, proposing a table at the economic planning department around which to bring together the actors, ministries , Government, Region and Municipality, in order to get out of “the great impasse” of Milanese town planning, possibly returning to national regulations. Morelli promised the establishment of the table within two weeks, without however guaranteeing that new national rules will be approved in a very short time: “We cannot make ‘intestinal’ rules which, by trying to resolve certain situations, create difficulties for other territories.

At the opening of the meeting, the president of Assimpredil-Ance, Regina De Albertis, reiterated that “what is happening in recent months compromises the image of a dynamic and attractive city on a global level”, explaining that the resolution of the municipality of Milan, according to him, risks putting the entire real estate development sector in crisis, plunging it into uncertainty and paralysis: crisis of builders, suspension of interventions, blocking of construction sites, etc. Hence the call from De Albertis, “for the good of Milan, its citizens, workers and businesses, professionals and operators, municipal staff” to overcome “the current moment of uncertainty” due to the mass in discussion of the rules which for years have now “presided over the conduct of construction and real estate activities”. The opening of a dialogue between all interested parties (institutions, entrepreneurs, etc.) must therefore lead, for De Albertis, to overcoming a moment of crisis whose “long wave” could extend to the national level.

Interventions outside the Pgt

The effects of the conference were quickly felt in city politics. Also because town planning (and surveys) is a hot topic of this period. Enrico Fedrighini, majority councilor of the Palazzo Marino mixed group, highlighted a point rarely discussed during the Assimpredil-Ance meeting. And it is the fact that the urban planning interventions which are the subject of the investigations and therefore of the debate on the rules are excluded from the provisions of the PGT, because they concern areas where, at the time of the drafting of the PGT, it was not there is no transformation project. “We are talking – comments Fedrighini – of a series of ‘molecular transformations’, distributed over the territory, located in already existing residential areas, with consolidated services, which concern situations still used or in the process of being decommissioned (workshops, laboratories And so on)” .

The result? “The densification of these areas generates an additional urban planning burden,” explains Fedrighini, “which cannot be avoided based on a prior assessment of the compatibility of the intervention and the compensations that make it sustainable.”

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