Lagos looks to banish illegal and wild motorhome practices

Dr Photo - LAGOS LOOKS TO BANISH ILLEGAL AND WILD MOTORHOME PRACTICESThe Municipality of Lagos has approved the final proposal for the “Study of Planning for the Practice of Self-Caravanning in the Municipality of Lagos”, which will enable the municipality to manage this tourist activity efficiently, namely with regard the installation of new infrastructures and facilities for caravanners, whether public or private.

"The document is the culmination of a work that began with a survey, characterisation and diagnosis and, in a second phase, the identification of the territorial potential for the practice of motorhoming, which takes into account the need to safeguard of patrimonial, natural and landscape values, the sustainable use of resources, as well as the perspectives and interests of social and economic development of the municipality ".
The study predicts that "the potential for caravanning (caravans and motorhomes)  in Portugal will increase by 50% in the next ten years.

The proposal has involved assessing the areas with the greatest potential for the location of Camping and Caravan Parks (PCC) and Motorhome Service Areas (ASA), classifying them in four classes: Priority, Opportunity, Negotiable and Critical.

Regarding the types of facilities to be created, with regard to the Camping and Caravan Parks, these may be related to the themes “Sun and Sea”, “Eco resorts” and “Rural Camping Parks”, aiming to allow the combination of caravanning with other activities in rural environment, such as agribusiness, wine tourism, fishing, hiking, cycling, etc.
Motorhome Service Areas may be themed as “Urban”, “Cultural and natural heritage”, and “Rural”, depending on their location. There will be defined “Parking Spaces”, commercial areas, fuel pumps /service stations and picnic parks on site.

Combating the illegal and wild practices of caravanning and motorhoming, minimising its harmful effects, and maximising the advantages and benefits that it can generate by the strengthening of local and regional tourism, are the main objectives of this study, which intends to focus on Lagos as one of the most sustainable and inclusive tourist destinations.

The strategy also recommends the modernisation and qualification of the existing facilities and the definition of minimum requirements and services provided at these PCC's and ASA's.

Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/

 

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0 #10 Chip 2021-04-20 12:31
Quoting Garry & June:

And who exactly started with the insults.... basically you were spouting garbage from the beginning... "Freeloaders"..."Don't want cheapskates in Lagos".....say no more... Ill informed, Pompous, Snob

I don't like freeloaders or cheapskates even if you do, but I never accused you of being either.
You seem rather over-sensitive.
-1 #9 Garry & June 2021-04-20 12:09
Quoting Chip:
Quoting Garry & June:
...your comments are basically pompous and crass and thankfully not reflective on most of the other Yachties in the marina we have met.. you seem to forget we spent two full winters in the marina.

When you have no argument, resort to insults.
BTW, I own a house in Lagos, not a boat or a caravan. I pay council tax, IMI, water and drainage charges, electricity, car tax, phone and wifi...
You?


So you live in a tourist town but don't want tourists and insult those that do want to visit the area..... special kind of stupid that...
-2 #8 Garry & June 2021-04-20 12:01
Quoting Chip:
Quoting Garry & June:
...your comments are basically pompous and crass and thankfully not reflective on most of the other Yachties in the marina we have met.. you seem to forget we spent two full winters in the marina.

When you have no argument, resort to insults.
BTW, I own a house in Lagos, not a boat or a caravan. I pay council tax, IMI, water and drainage charges, electricity, car tax, phone and wifi...
You?


And who exactly started with the insults.... basically you were spouting garbage from the beginning... "Freeloaders"..."Don't want cheapskates in Lagos".....say no more... Ill informed, Pompous, Snob
0 #7 Chip 2021-04-20 11:15
Quoting Garry & June:
...your comments are basically pompous and crass and thankfully not reflective on most of the other Yachties in the marina we have met.. you seem to forget we spent two full winters in the marina.

When you have no argument, resort to insults.
BTW, I own a house in Lagos, not a boat or a caravan. I pay council tax, IMI, water and drainage charges, electricity, car tax, phone and wifi...
You?
0 #6 Garry & June 2021-04-19 17:34
I apologise to all that this conversation has degraded to this level... i just take extreme offence by unfounded and wholly inaccurate statements being made...and as we are one of those Motorhomes who have used and enjoyed the facilities in Lagos i dislike being classed as a "Freeloader" and "Cheapskate".. i'll end my input there..
+2 #5 Garry & June 2021-04-19 15:08
Only the dozen or so mobile homes in the official spaces pay the fee. The hundreds of others on the adjacent land do not.
And the waste disposal facilities cater for 12, not 300.


You don't know what you are talking about.. there are facilities there for waste disposal... it can easily cater for whatever amount of vans are there although there are never 300 as you claim ...we know we stopped there long enough...also the lovely local girl who ran the site would go around each morning collecting the fee's off ALL the vans...not just the ones in the bays but ALL on that adjacent land... you are just making ludicrous assumptions which have little or no substance... your comments are basically pompous and crass and thankfully not reflective on most of the other Yachties in the marina we have met.. you seem to forget we spent two full winters in the marina.. and have also spent plenty of time in the Stadium Motorhome area... oh and finally your "We don't need cheapskates in Lagos" comment was hilarious, my Motorhome probably cost twice what that boat of yours which never moves cost, and when there we probably spend more in local restaurants in a week what you do in a month or more ... we will be back in Lagos in September if you would like to discuss your uneducated comments then..
+1 #4 Chip 2021-04-19 11:05
Quoting Garry & June:
Quoting Chip:
High time the Lagos Camara dealt with this. The area next to the football stadium which offers facilities for about a dozen motorhomes has been mobbed and there are now hundreds of vans occupied by freeloaders.
Owners use the sports centre for showers and no doubt dump waste in the river in the absence of other facilities.
We don't need cheapskates in Lagos.

What a ridiculous and ill informed post.... firstly all those Motorhomes that parked up at the Stadium were paying a fee...not freeloaders...which was a good income for the Stadium..which included paying for the showers... and also if you bothered to actually look you would know there is a waste disposal point at the parking area too....no human waste gets tipped in to the estuary...in fact for your information more effluent goes in to the estuary from outlet pipes from the town and indeed the marina...so if anyone's waste is being dumped in to it its more likely yours...

Only the dozen or so mobile homes in the official spaces pay the fee. The hundreds of others on the adjacent land do not.
And the waste disposal facilities cater for 12, not 300.
+5 #3 Garry & June 2021-04-18 13:02
Quoting Chip:
High time the Lagos Camara dealt with this. The area next to the football stadium which offers facilities for about a dozen motorhomes has been mobbed and there are now hundreds of vans occupied by freeloaders.
Owners use the sports centre for showers and no doubt dump waste in the river in the absence of other facilities.
We don't need cheapskates in Lagos.

What a ridiculous and ill informed post.... firstly all those Motorhomes that parked up at the Stadium were paying a fee...not freeloaders...which was a good income for the Stadium..which included paying for the showers... and also if you bothered to actually look you would know there is a waste disposal point at the parking area too....no human waste gets tipped in to the estuary...in fact for your information more effluent goes in to the estuary from outlet pipes from the town and indeed the marina...so if anyone's waste is being dumped in to it its more likely yours...
+6 #2 Paul Rees 2021-04-17 15:29
Thoughts: certain Câmaras are moving forward the application of existing laws that have been ignored and unenforced for years. Others continue to ignore the national rules and fail to provide facilities, often thwarting private enterprise that wants to offer options to this sector. Laws should not be optional yet many Councils act as if they are not subject to the rules. CM-Lagos now seems to be providing facilities and therefore moving towards balancing the income potential with the rules.
+3 #1 Chip 2021-04-15 14:47
High time the Lagos Camara dealt with this. The area next to the football stadium which offers facilities for about a dozen motorhomes has been mobbed and there are now hundreds of vans occupied by freeloaders.
Owners use the sports centre for showers and no doubt dump waste in the river in the absence of other facilities.
We don't need cheapskates in Lagos.

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