Formentera to free up land for low-cost housing

foto-cessio---solar-2The land office of the Formentera Council will turn over a plot of land to the region's housing authority to make room for “officially-protected housing” or HPO for the initials in Catalan.

The hand-off of the Sant Ferran lot came as the result of a urbanism deal between the Council and the landowner. The 775m2 lot is zoned for 1.2m2 of structure per square metre and 60% occupancy on the ground and basement floors.

Children's park
Council officials say a children's park will be built on an adjacent lot. Recently, the town's only park has been located on school grounds, which replaced a park named for Bob Baldon when last year 14 units of low-cost housing were erected nearby.