The review of this Land-use Zoning Plan was determined by the need to review and re-adopt the former plan, dated from 1995.
This need has mainly resulted from the fact that the layout and many of the rules which discipline the urban area of Fátima, both in the existing areas and in the expansion areas, as well as its main infrastructures and public facilities were inconvenient or insufficient..
The review of the Plan also details a clear urban structure, distinguishing the religious area – the sanctuary of Cova da Iria/Cova Grande -, from the old town (from the original village of Fátima to Eira da Pedra). Between centers is the protected green hill of Valinhos.
Urban and Spatial Planning and Urbanism, Urban Development Zoning Plans