There are more like 250 - 300 Permanent Residents at the moment.
As Jan states the fee has nothing to do with the number of Permenant Residents it is simply the annual Budget divided by number of owners (3200 approx) with a slight factor adjustment based on quota (Each property has a quata ((In your Deeds)) these vary slightly Garden to Garden.
The only thing that will reduce the Community charge is good management, cutting cost by maintaining or improving services etc.
The Important thing regards Permanent Residents is the facilities the Council have to Provide such as Bus service, Doctor, Chemist etc and it seems the magic figure is 700 when this is reached the Council will have to provide theses services.
The number comes from the Padron and anyone who lives here for six months or more should register on the Padron
There are many people on the resort for the winter months and if all these were to get registered we would soon reach the majic figure!