Councillor José María Álvarez Acosta
In the same time period only 20 companies closed
According to the Adeje councillor for urban development, José María Álvarez Acosta, 335 new businesses began operations in the borough during 2015, as compared to 268 in 2014. Only 20 businesses closed in the same 12 month period. “The companies who opened in 2015 are in a vast range of sectors”, said the councillor, “small, medium and large enterprises are deciding that Adeje is the place to develop their commercial projects and this is due, in large part, to this administration’s working practises which offer efficient and immediate assistance”.
Álvarez Acosta explained that council operates in many cases under the 2011 the ‘Ley de Actividades Clasificadas y Espectáculos Públicos de 2011’ (Law re classified activities and public shows 2011), which guarantees, among other things, that official requests for opening licences for businesses that would be deemed “innocuous” would have a favourable answer when the licence presentation was officially made and that any business that is “inoffensive” could open to the public on the same day as the licence request was officially submitted, with inspections etc. taking place afterwards.
As well as granting operating licences for over 300 businesses the Adeje department has also approved a number of urban building projects with work licences granted between 7- 30 days of the petition being submitted. Altogether there were 215 applications for building works in 2015, showing, says the councillor, “a healthy relationship with the council reflecting confidence and stability”.
Among the licences granted were four for major projects; the renovation of the Hotel Jardines del Teide in Costa Adeje, reform and renovation of the Paraíso Floral and Oasis Paraiso hotels in Playa Paraiso, a new apart-hotel complex, Corales Barceló in La Caleta and the Victoria Suites in Playa del Duque.
Councillor José María Álvarez Acosta pointed to the professionalism of the Adeje technical staff and the stability of the local administration as contributing to the healthy state of businesses in the borough.