The Government of Castilla y León has already executed “almost half” of the funds allocated for the 2022-2027 Habitat Plan, 182 million of the 393 committed, and takes on the challenge of making the sector “attractive, dynamic” to attract young people with the aim of promoting “new vocations, their training and qualifications”.
The Minister of Economy and Finance, Carlos Fernández Carriedo, has chaired the Habitat Table in which different departments of the Government of Castilla y León and representatives of the social and economic agents of the Community have been present.
The Junta de Castilla y León has executed up to this moment and since the beginning of the 2022-2027 Habitat Plan, 182 million in the set of actions implemented, which represents a mobilization of resources that reaches 46%, almost half of the planned resources.
The Habitat Sector Plan of Castilla y León, which plans to mobilize 392,846,162 euros throughout its validity, aims to promote an important sector of activity; mark the lines of public-private relationships; promote responsible, sustainable and circular production, construction and consumption; and convey to the society of Castilla y León the need to maintain these economic activities as generators of well-being, balance and sustainability.
Projects developed in the Plan
The projects promoted within the framework of the Habitat Plan correspond to different departments of the Board: Economy and Finance, Environment, Housing and Territorial Planning, Mobility and Digital Transformation, and Education, with the following actions:
–Implementation of the Regional Sustainable Mobility Strategywith an investment of 111,166,057 euros, which includes actions, infrastructure and policies that guarantee territorial cohesion, promote equal opportunities and connect Castilla y León with the surrounding territories, all in an environment of reducing gas emissions greenhouse effect of the sector.
-Community habitat identification project with the values of quality of life, well-being and sustainability, valuing resources such as natural and cultural heritage, the enhancement of local resources and the change of the production model towards the circular economy, with an investment of 19,748,015 euros.
-Transformation of the Community’s built stock, with an investment of 19,043,351 euros, with sustainability and accessibility criteria, introducing the Life Cycle and Carbon Footprint as primary criteria, both in existing buildings and in new buildings with incorporation of renewable energies and with special attention to housing, promoting the public stock of sustainable housing.
-Digitalization of the habitat sector (Habitat 4.0), through the digitization of related Public Administration services, the widespread incorporation of new technologies in the business fabric, the digital inclusion of the rural environment and the implementation of smart services in the territory. This project is endowed with 18,483,043 euros.
– Renaturalization of rural and urban environmentswith an investment of 8,384,652 euros, by improving its natural capital, increasing its function as carbon sinks and its adaptation to climate change.
-Implementation, with an investment of 1,897,982 euros, of actions to use and valorize the endogenous resources of the autonomous community, with special attention to forest resources and mineral resources, added to specific measures that guarantee their sustainability and put in value.
–Professional qualification of the people who make up the sector, in all its pillars, through the implementation of programs and actions that adapt the training offer to the needs and balance the current deficit of professionals. 1,743,954 euros have been invested.
-Strengthening the business fabric of the sector, through increasing industrialization throughout the value chain, in the pillars of endogenous resources, construction and infrastructure, as well as improving financing mechanisms, promoting research and innovation, and the attraction of talent, entrepreneurship and investment. 537,448 euros have been invested in this action.
–Activation of the territory through the reinforcement of rural development poles, the increase in activity in the sector, the development of driving initiatives and pilot projects. 452,831 euros have been invested.
-Finally, 394,808 euros have been invested in identification and promotion actions in society in the Habitat Sector of Castilla y León as a reference for quality and excellence.
Habitat sector data
Castilla y León is the first autonomous community that has launched a sectoral plan around Habitat, a strategic sector that represents a resource to increase competitiveness and attract talent, which together brings together 25,000 companies, more than 82,000 jobs and 24,000 million in turnover. In this way, the Plan aims to promote a heterogeneous sector grouped into five pillars of activities distributed in 105 national classification codes of economic activities (CNAE): the management of raw materials and endogenous resources, the processing industry, the construction, manufacturing and auxiliary services, and waste revaluation.
Thus, the sector will improve the value chain that integrates activities related to different sectors: forestry, the obtaining and extraction of raw materials, the manufacturing industry of construction components, energy, and construction or equipment activities of the housing, among others.
Furthermore, this sectoral plan seeks to develop the circular economy from a territorial perspective – from the origin of the extraction of raw materials to waste management – which is a key resource for improving the quality of life. of citizens, attracting talent and creating opportunities.