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Associação Miradouro da Luz

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Lagos Town Hall is producing a new Development Plan specifically for Praia da Luz which aims to limit the size and style of construction allowed in the local area.

The Town hall has previously stated that the view point of Praia da Luz i.e. the hill in front of St James Development (the pink apartments, Barclays & BES bank) was designated as a green belt area, whilst allowing the possibility of developments up to 2 floors in height on the land situated to the right hand side (west side) of the view point.

This is a well known restraint and any previous proposed development or plans suggested or submitted over the last few years have accepted and highlighted the view point as a green belt area.

We learnt very recently that the Town Hall is yielding to pressure from certain interested parties and may alter the view point status to allow the construction of a hotel, with 3 floors on this area.

It is clear that the existence of a building with 3 floors (or less) at the view point is totally unacceptable for various reasons. If the green belt policy is scrapped then the view point will cease to exist and therefore be lost to all. There is also the issue of aesthetics and in particular in relation to the height of the existing buildings. The proposed development will be a particular eyesore when approaching Praia da Luz from the direction of Burgau as the development will not compliment the neighbouring buildings some of which will be hidden.

The need for a hotel in Praia da Luz is not being questioned but why does it have to be in an area that is and should continue for the benefit of the community and tourists. There are many other areas that could be used for development of the tourist industry, areas such as those near Monte Lemos and Montinhos da Luz, where the owners will not loose any rights or suffer any financial loss. These areas can be used to better advantage with the creation of a hotel or other tourist related development without the loss of green belt and the towns view point.

The creation of a hotel in the central green belt area of Praia da Luz is not good planning, as there is no advantage gained by changing what is a tourist attraction into a place for tourist to stay – what will then attract tourists? Hotels should be placed near tourist attractions and towns developed to attract tourists, view points always have been and always will be tourist attractions. We are not against sympathetic development indeed we encourage it as a means to help fund the town and increase prosperity.

Therefore, we appeal to all citizens, tourists and visitors who are interested in preserving Praia da Luz, to express their feelings against the developments now being planned by the Town Hall by registering their view at www.amluz.com. We will formally organise a community group for the protection of our green belt and local community interests if needed at a later date.

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Hotel no miradouro - NUNCA
ppereira 2009-07-23 17:57:39

Devemos lutar para preservar a zona da Praia da Luz como a conhecemos. Se fecharmos os olhos em casos como o da construção deste Hotel no miradouro da luz estaremos a fechar os olhos ao nosso futuro e ao futuro dos nossos filhos. Não posso concordar com a construção do Hotel nos termos em que se apresenta.
Não à destruição da Praia da Luz !!!!!!!
Nuno 2010-02-09 15:22:52

Desde que me conheço como gente que vou à praia da luz e conheci muito das suas transformações, sendo a construção civil um dos maiores atentados que puderam fazer a esta terra. Não posso deixar de sentir repudio pela construção projectada para a zona do miradouro embora degradado pelo desleixo das competências autárquicas constitui um lugar aprazível e de onde se pode tirar excelentes fotos da praia.
Mas existem outras zonas nesta localidade que mereciam atenção, principalmente das pessoas que visitem a praia da Luz e destroem e vandalizam os espaços públicos. Estou com vocês!!!!!!!!!!!
Do not destroy Praia da Luz
Manji Kara 2010-12-20 13:40:03

Proposal to construct three story hotel on the sightseeing point is unacceptable. Surely if the purpose of the hotel is to provide accomodation to visitors, the hotel can be sigheted further back into mountain. Please preserve the beauty of Praia da Luz.
Manji Kara
Keep Praia da Luz beatiful
K K 2010-12-21 15:31:12

I am all for promoting Praia da Luz to the rest of the world. It is a beautiful place. Builidng a hotel would destroy the peaceful laid back atmosphere of the town. It is not fair to the locals, as it would drive them away, and they are the people that make Praia da Luz such a gem on the Algarve.

NO TO HOTEL!
Hotel in Luz
Bob & Ssandra Noakes 2011-05-06 12:32:17

While not against a hotel in the area, this is the wrong site on the sightseeing point. If there is any more building it should be away from the village. We should maintain some open spaces for the benefit of the local people. The thought of a 3 story building on top of the sightseeing point is unbeliveable.
NO TO A HOTEL.
Save what's left of Praia da Luz
Gunilla Knutsson 2011-08-29 11:39:26

Over the past 30+ years I've witnessed the sad defiguration of Luz, a village that used to be a Paradise of natural beauty and tranquility. Beautiful villas and gardens have been sacrificed to make place for north-European/Anglo-Saxon-styled, drab suburbian architecture. Please save what's left of Luz ! Don't let greedy promoters destroy the village any further. They've done enough harm already to Luz and other villages.
Some of us can still remember what other lovely Algarvian coast villages used to look like before they were over-built and trashed by (often foreign-financed) promoters. There's room for new hotels further inland. Don't destroy any more of the coast vista!
Furthermore, and like it is being done now in several European cities as well as holiday resort, it would be good business if hotels and other tourist developments invested more in bicycle "free" rentals and expansion of bike lanes in, to and from the village.And restricted car traffic to perm...
No to the Hotel
derek bowland 2011-09-12 16:47:23

Perhaps I am misinformed, but it was always my understanding that the hill had a certain historical significance (I can't recall what, though I think it has something to do with the Moorish period). As such I thought it protected as a site of historical importance. This is quite apart from the hill's importance as a miradoura.
Mr
David Burgess 2013-06-30 11:20:01

There are many vacant plots of land which can be the site for a new hotel in Luz but to build on a green belt area does not make sense. Let's keep Luz green and avoid destroying more of its charm and beauty.
Vote no to a hotel on the hill.
Captain
Bob Noakes 2013-06-30 20:48:10

Enough!!
In the time my wife and I have lived in Luz we have seen a slow decline in the area with development, mostly of apartments. Some of which to say the least are of a very poor design and also construction!! There is far too much building in the area and the building of a hotel will be a construction too far.
Construction of a three story hotels would be very bad for the area and community. Look at the apartment’s we have, both in the immediate area and also at the east end of the village. All three or four story’s high!
We are not against a hotel but this location is completely wrong. There is also the consideration that we already have two hotels in the area. We don’t need more. This has been designated as GREEN belt and should remain as such.
Luz, a beautiful village apart from the others.. l
Carlos Vasco - www.praiadaluz. 2014-08-04 18:17:54

Before the village limits spread even further, it’s important to pre-determine and preserve different green spaces available not only for our present benefit but also for future generations. “Miradouro da Luz” must be kept intact.
My family is from Praia da Luz and as far as I can remember, we always went there to play and to enjoy breathtaking views of the village and coastline.
No to any Hotel!!!
Luz, a beautiful village apart from the others.. l
Carlos Vasco - www.praiadaluz. 2014-08-04 18:18:22

Before the village limits spread even further, it’s important to pre-determine and preserve different green spaces available not only for our present benefit but also for future generations. “Miradouro da Luz” must be kept intact.
My family is from Praia da Luz and as far as I can remember, we always went there to play and to enjoy breathtaking views of the village and coastline.
No to any Hotel!!!
Luz, a beautiful village apart from the others.. l
Carlos Vasco - praiadaluz.info 2014-08-04 18:19:41

Before the village limits spread even further, it’s important to pre-determine and preserve different green spaces available not only for our present benefit but also for future generations. “Miradouro da Luz” must be kept intact.
My family is from Praia da Luz and as far as I can remember, we always went there to play and to enjoy breathtaking views of the village and coastline.
No to any Hotel!!!
Luz, a beautiful village apart from the others..
Carlos Vasco - praiadaluz.info 2014-08-04 18:22:15

Before the village limits spread even further, it’s important to pre-determine and preserve different green spaces available not only for our present benefit but also for future generations. “Miradouro da Luz” must be kept intact.
My family is from Praia da Luz and as far as I can remember, we always went there to play and to enjoy breathtaking views of the village and coastline.
No to any Hotel!!!
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