According to the City Council, the works that are being carried out do not conform to the license that was granted to them.
The Department of Urban Planning ordered the Perpetuo Socorro Hospital to suspend the partial demolition of the old San Antón prison because
the works being carried out do not conform to the license they were granted. Specifically, a part of the south exterior wall, which overlooks José López Martínez street, was thrown in its total height to access the area that is going to be demolished,
without respecting the maximum height of 4.50 meters established by the demolition project to which a license was granted and who received authorization from the Ministry of Culture.
The Department of Urbanism notified the General Directorate of Cultural Property of this decision so that it can adopt the appropriate measures. «From the Municipal Urban Discipline Service we are going to adopt the appropriate measures provided by law. We said from the first moment that we would ensure that the works were carried out respecting current legislation and following the project authorized by Culture.
We will not allow anything that is protected to be demolished. The preservation of the prison is a priority for this Government and we are going to do everything in our power to make it that way, as we have always done, ”explained the deputy mayor and delegate councilor for Urban Planning, Ana Belén Castejón.