Your use plan is the first of Andalucía which is made from an open public participation process.

The port Villaricos, Cuevas de Almanzora (Almería), prevents allocated a total of 1.376 square meters of land for private initiative can be installed and complementary activities to the proper port, mainly shops and restaurants. This specifies the use plan of the facility has received the approval of the executive committee of the Public Ports of Andalucia, as a preliminary step to final approval by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing.

This Plan uses, ordering the spaces and activities of the two port facilities Villaricos, La Balsa and Hope, It is the first of Andalucía which is made from a process of public participation, as a pilot of the strategy of transparency and openness to society launched by the Ministry directed Elena Cortés. The result of this participatory process was the inclusion in the Plan Uses of shaded areas for laying networks of fishing vessels, inter alia.

The main novelty, highlights the general objective of developing complementary activities to use port and skyline in the field of leisure and recreation. So, arises that riverside esplanades not intended to nautical-recreational activity should be a support for the implementation and development of activities that promote proper port-city integration, as well as leisure and recreational activities related to tourism sector, with territorial role corresponding to Villaricos in Almeria Levante. In La Balsa is planned to allocate about this use spaces 874 square meters located in the vicinity of the building and toilets Costume, esplanades built according to the wall between the boardwalk and stairs leading to the port. For his part, La Esperanza will be a plot of 502 also square near the access to the port and along the promenade meters, that currently has a defined use.

The proceedings shall be conducted by entrepreneurs who wish to settle in these soils, initially estimated private investment of 450.000 euros in the overall adequacy of port systems and construction of new buildings for these complementary activities.

Installing chandlery shops and caterers will be allowed, latter may have terraces by removable elements, provided they do not disrupt pedestrian traffic and meet the regulations on accessibility and removal of architectural barriers. Activities that may cause noise or cause discomfort to both port users as neighbors is expressly prohibited, establishments such as clubs or nightlife.

Moreover, within land areas is allowed and stay dry boat for maintenance and repair, and means for hoisting and launching of the same in the vicinity of the ramps, provided they do not affect the pedestrian accessibility and filmed the exhibition and have appropriate security conditions. The rest of allocating land areas will continue to host recreational services crews, port administration, costumes, restroom, head offices of nautical sports organizations and activities for artisanal fisheries, as shadow elements and street furniture.

As the irrigation, will remain dedicated to moor recreational fleet, artisanal fishing vessels and vessels engaged in entertaining activities, Training the tourist. En total, between La Balsa and Hope, Plan Uses orders 40.400 square meters, corresponding 11.800 square meters land area and the rest water surface, thereby adjusting the port service area demarcation of maritime-terrestrial public domain and infrastructure existing shelter.