PALMA Town Hall has banned new tourist flat rental accommodation from the whole city.

The new legislation to cover apartment rental accommodation was passed after six PSOE councillors, as well as the PP, abstained.

BANNED: New tourist flat rentals to be prohibited

Alvaro Gijon, currently facing corruption,drugs and prostitution allegations in the Tolo Cursach case, also abstained.

A year-long suspension of new tourist-rental licences for all types of properties was also approved.

It came after a petition with over 6,000 signatures was submitted by the Federation of Palma Neighbours.

The group was protesting about the amount of tourist accommodation currently available in Palma.