Lagos is one step closer to finally having a PDM – the municipal urban development plan that has been missing for the last 10 years.
A draft plan put forward by Lagos council has been given the thumbs up by the Algarve’s regional development commission (CCDR Algarve) following months of public discussion.
It now needs only to be approved by the municipal assembly.
Lagos is the only town in Portugal that doesn’t have a PDM.
Its municipal plan was suspended in 1996, two years after it had formulated certain regulations for a piece of land which was later considered a ‘green space’. Since this was not discussed publically, the owner of the land contested the decision and eventually won the case in 2002.
Since then, local councils have been using guidelines from a number of other plans to try to make for the fact that Lagos lacked a PDM.
If all goes according to plan, the PDM should be approved by the municipal assembly in the next few weeks.