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Hotels in Magaluf and Playa de Palma could be converted into HOUSING this summer 

Once packed hotels in Magaluf and Playa de Palma in Mallorca may be turned into social housing because of the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Balearic Government says it will give
permission for conversions and the work can be done this summer as there will
be no international holidaymakers to be disturbed by the noise.

The granting of licenses for the vacation
rental of single-family homes in Palma has also been prohibited until December
31, 2021. This, says the government, will mean less tourist places but will
foster diversification into other markers instead of total reliance on the
holiday industry.

Island leaders say local hotels will be
devastated by the lack of Brits so new uses will be allowed, despite an earlier
ban on such conversions in the heart of the tourist resorts.

All red tape and planning delays will be
vetoed so the hotels can be converted as soon as possible to avoid owners or
chains going bust. The owner simply has to make a “responsible
declaration” to the local authority for conversion works. Noise pollution
restrictions have been lifted.