Unfavourable environmental impact report for Portimão development

in Algarve · 10-05-2019 09:00:00 · 0 Comments
Unfavourable environmental impact report for Portimão development

The Algarve Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR Algarve) has announced that a proposed tourism project in the João D´Arens area of Portimão has been deemed as unfavourable.

The project proposes the construction of three hotels, amounting to a total of 600 beds, in an area only 200 metres from unstable cliffs located between the beaches of Tres Irmãos and Vau.

The CCDR Algarve have declared that they have found the project to be unfavourable following an Environmental Impact Declaration (DIA), which highlighted particularly the project not meeting the conditions to be feasible, particularly in relation to biodiversity and landscape.

In a statement, the CCDR Algarve say: “In addition to the destruction of almost three hectares of one of the most representative areas of the Algarve coast, there will also be irreversible impacts on the structure and scenic quality that could compromise the identity of an area that has preserved the original features of the regional coastal landscape.”


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