FARO CÂMARA president José Apolinário ordered an embargo on the cutting of pine trees at a private woodland area near the Ria Formosa natural park and Faro Airport.
A spokesman for Faro Câmara said the site was in the council’s urban area so any developments or construction “required a licence from the council”.
He said the embargo, which was imposed on Thursday, October 9, would last for six months and may be revalidated for similar periods thereafter depending on the owner’s reaction to the order.
The woodland is owned by the Faro Diocese’s seminary instruction college, Seminário de São José.
No comment was available from the college at the time The Resident went to press this week.