Alcochete is a riverside municipality of the main centrality of the national urban system (Lisbon Metropolitan Area - LMA) and the "gateway" to one of the most important wetlands in Europe (Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve), in a context where link between the estuary and the village's old core is an important and valuable cultural, physical and social heritage, and the particularity of having preserved its origins, traditions and rurality to this day. Being peripheral to the LMA, until the opening of Vasco da Gama Bridge at the end of the 90's, Alcochete began to verify very expressive economic, social and urban transformations. The most visible are the level of population growth and housing stock and the growing increase in tertiary activities. This recent dynamic gave Alcochete a new position in the metropolitan area and provided better living conditions for the general population, inducing the establishment of new activities and forcing the reinforcement of the network of collective services and equipment. The Alcochete Masterplan Review intends to incorporate this dynamic into a fundamental document, guiding and regulating the future evolution of the municipality.
Elaboration of the Plan and follow-up until approval.