José Hila explaining the rentals decision yesterday.

24-07-2018Ajuntament de Palma

Palma town hall's urban planning council has approved holiday rentals regulations for Playa de Palma. These are to be taken to the full council session tomorrow and they recognise the request made by the Balearic Environment Commission. What they entail is that there is to be no new holiday rental accommodation in Playa de Palma, and this means stand-alone properties as well as apartments. In the rest of Palma, as already decided by the town hall, it will not be possible to obtain a holiday rentals licence for an apartment. For houses and villas, licences will be possible, but the town hall is redefining what is meant by "vivienda unifamiliar" in terms of shared space by properties.

The deputy mayor for urban planning, José Hila, says that the regulations for Palma as a whole are designed to protect residents' right to housing access and to maintain social coexistence. They will also create a balance in the city's tourist accommodation offer.

As previously announced, the town hall is to block the building of new hotels in the city centre expect ones in protected buildings. There can be no more than twenty rooms in these hotels.