Urban Master Plan being adjusted
JM headlines that Câmara Municipal do Funchal, the local authority for the city, are in the process of adjusting its Municipal Master Plan (PDM) to accommodate more supermarkets, including Lidl. Three of the four spaces for Lidl are at an advanced licensing stage. Praça Severiano Ferraz (at the top of town the old Blandy’s building near Cruz Vermelha is still missing, where Funchal City Hall insists on a housing area.
The Mayor of Funchal, Pedro Calado reveals to the newspaper that apart from Lidl, the Pingo Doce and Continente chains also want one more store each in the parish of Santo António.
The front page also highlights that Sérgio Marques will be heard next week. The Commission of Inquiry expects the former deputy to return from Lisbon.
Former Deputy to appear before commission of inquiry
The Socialist Party have identified several reasons for the presence of the former Deputy Sérgio Marques in the commission of inquiry and is surprised by the (ruling coalition) PSD’s attempt to block the former deputy’s arrival.
There is clealy still a lot to clarify after his resignation and allegations of repeated harmful management both of the regional budget and of community funds.