Building freeze on Balearic coastline

The Guardian reports today:

“The Balearic islands are to freeze all construction along the most delicate parts of coastlines and around the islands’ capitals, which have been blighted by property developments since mass tourism first arrived in Spain in the 60s. The plan, set to be announced tomorrow, will come into force immediately in an effort to save some of the most beautiful coastlines on the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca, from further development.” Read on the Guardian

See also “Medio siglo de éxito del turismo de masas y de élite, más el urbanismo salvaje reciente, han dejado su huella de hormigón sobre buena parte del paisaje costero. Pero la mayor parte del perfil insular, de 1.428 kilómetros, no ha sido explotada: está casi intacta, a salvo del desarrollismo que dejó inaccesible, sin uso público, muchas decenas de kilómetros.” Paraíso y caos en la costa balear (El Pais) “

2 Responses to “Building freeze on Balearic coastline”

  1. nick says:

    Mallorcan wildlife site under threat

    [Monday 5 November 2007]

    An important Mallorcan site for birds, orchids and other wildlife will be lost to a golf course development unless urgent action is taken, according to the Grup Ornitologic de les Balears (GOB) in Mallorca.

    Son Bosc is an area of high biodiversity situated just outside the S’Albufera de Mallorca Natural Park. To birders it is known as an easily accessible European Bee-eater colony, as it has the best banks in Mallorca where they can make their traditional nesting burrows. The area is also rich in large flying insects which provide them with plenty of food.
    Full story here
    http://dearkitty.blogsome.com/2007/11/05/mallorcan-birds-and-orchids-threatened-by-golf-course-plan/

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