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Zoomarine expansion into Ecological Reserve supported by Silves Council

zoomarineSilves council has suspended its municipal Municipal Master Plan (PDM) specifically to allow building work on an area of land adjacent to Zoomarine to enable the expansion of the theme park.

This decision was taken by the Council on Monday, May 20, and those interested now have a period of public participation that runs until June 3.

During this period, individuals may submit suggestions or present information on any relevant issues, such as why the theme park is allowed to expand into ecological reserve land at Sítio do Ribeiro (Alcantarilha e Pêra).

The expansion of Zoomarine is planned across land behind the current theme park which is in the Silves council area and includes a cable car, a new wave pool, new parking lots and an area for photovoltaic panels.

The project has approval from the Commission for Regional Coordination and Development -Algarve and National Ecological Reserve.

The Silves PDM is being worked on anyway but Zoomarine wanted permission to expand it operations sooner rather than later.