Ponta da Gaivota (Luz)

Why are we against the 1/1974 allotment permit?

The allotment was intended to divide a land of over 60 000 m2 into fractions for construction purposes. The land in question is located between the urbanizations of Reserva da Luz urbanization and Porto Dona Maria. When the allotment was approved on January 9, 1974, it gave rise to about 53 lots.

There appears to be no site summary plan available as it is not included in the archive folders at CML (Câmara Municipal de Lagos), therefore the specifications and configurations of the lots are unknown. The permit has furthermore never been certified at the land registry. In 1984, a survey was carried out on the infrastructures created and it was found that the 10 per cent actually built had degraded completely. The state of infrastructure degradation was declared on October 24, 1984. On December 2, 1985, an extension of the deadline for the completion of the works was denied. On May 19, 1986, the license expired.

In September 2020 the current owner submitted, at the land registry office (Conservatória de Registo Predial de Lagos), the registration of an allotment permit including a new land division, while expressing the intention to still take advantage of the 1974 permit.

Now, we consider that for reasons of public interest, the City Council should immediately EXPLICITLY declare the 1974 subdivision as expired, recognizing the lack of infrastructure and the violation of the rules currently in force that prevent the renewal of the permit, such as the POOC Vilamoura-Burgau and PDM (Municipal director plan) of Lagos which classifies the entire terrain as ecological and natural. Any other understanding would violate the environmental and urban interests of Lagos and, in particular, of Vila da Luz.

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