The legal status of the Campo Santo is nebulous. It is known as an “zona intangible” (intangible zone) where building work and development is prohibited.
Despite this, some families have settled on the edges of the site. The new entrance has been erected within the limits of the protected area.
At present, the site is controlled by the municipal authorities. One group of landowners are lobbying to change its status so that it falls under the power of the central government. This would allow for the construction of a wall around the site to discourage further settlements.
Plans also include the commission of a rose park, a cable car, and a small canal system.