Lisbon AL suspension extended

in World · 01-05-2019 15:22:00 · 0 Comments

Lisbon Municipal Assembly has approved the extension of the suspension of the authorisation of new local lodging (AL) registrations in certain areas of the capital.

Already the areas of Alfama, Bairro Alto, Castelo, Madrago and Mouraria have seen new AL registrations halted since November, however the new proposal also now includes the areas of Graça and Colina de Santana according a report from Lusa news agency.

Manuel Salgado (PS), author of the proposal, stressed that "since the chamber decided to freeze new records in certain areas", the number of local households "reduced by 220 records", contrary to the idea that there has been a "rush" for new registrations between the announcement of the measure and its entry into force, as some predicted.

"At this moment we have registered 19,754 units of local accommodation in the city of Lisbon," added the mayor.

MEP Miguel Graça pointed out that this extension of the suspension of new registrations of local accommodation establishments in the five neighbourhoods, as well as the inclusion of two other zones, "makes perfect sense", while Carla Madeira (PS) stressed that the measure "is fundamental".


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