Business initiatives
Strategic industrial projects

Strategic industrial projects

1. Regulation

Legislative Decree 1/2015, of 12 February, approving the revised text of the legal provisions of the Autonomous Region of Galicia on industrial policies.

  • To attract and promote new national and international investment.
  • To foster innovation, internationalisation and competitiveness.
  • To simplify the administrative procedures necessary for implementation.

Those initiatives that meet at least two of the following requirements (*) will be declared as strategic industrial projects:

  • Minimum investment of 20 million euros.
  • Creation of a minimum of 100 direct jobs under an open-ended contract on a full-time basis.
  • They must complement value chains or belong to sectors considered strategic and in line with the objectives of the European Union or integrated in the financing of the “NextGenerationEU temporary recovery instrument”.

(*) Except for wind projects regulated by Law 8/2009, of 22 December, which regulates the use of wind energy in Galicia.

  • Priority status of the processing by the Administration of the Autonomous Region of Galicia of the procedures necessary for the implementation of the project.
  • Existence of reasons of public interest for the purposes of the urgent processing of the procedures. Reduction by half of the time limits established for the common procedure.
  • Exemption from the urban development authorisations of municipal competence.
  • Declaration of public and social interest for the purposes of expropriation. Need and urgency of the occupation of the property and rights affected.
  • Declaration of supramunicipal impact and declaration of urgency or exceptional public interest.
  • Declaration of prevalence over other public utilities.
  • Direct awarding of business land promoted by the Instituto Galego da Vivenda e Solo (Galician Institute of Housing and Land).
  • Possible awarding of subsidies with no competitive concurrence.
  • Establishment or extension of easements for access roads, transport lines and energy distribution.
  • Their decisions will have a binding effect on public administrations and on individuals and will prevail over the urban development plan in force, which will have to be adapted to them.