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Sign a petition for the reduction of large hotels along the coast

GOB is encouraging people to write to the President of the Balearic Government asking her to reconsider recently approved regulation that allows keeping large hotels along the coast and increasing their size. You can sign by making a click here (https://www.gobmenorca.com/firma-per-reconvertir-els-grans-hotels-del-litoral) Continue reading Sign a petition for the reduction of large hotels along the coast

Workshop on the influence of the moon on the plants

We have organized a new workshop at Es Viver (GOB’s garden centre) for Saturday 14 November morning, on the influence of the moon on plants. Historically, the phases of the moon have regulated the times for different works to be done in the countryside. This workshop will explain the aspects that should be kept in mind if we wish to follow these practices. Continue reading Workshop on the influence of the moon on the plants

An update on the hotels association

Earlier in the past month, there was an interview in the local press with the president of the hotels association of Menorca. One of the notable proposals made by this spokesperson was to enlarge coastal urbanisations, starting by removing land protection. GOB considers that this proposal is outdated, coming from the past century, and could be hiding personal interests. Continue reading An update on the hotels association

Sunday 8 November, excursion to learn about the plants on the hillside of S’Ermità

Next Sunday, 8 November, the botanical group of GOB and IME (Institut Menorquí d’Estudis) have organized a public expedition to learn about plants that grow on the hillside of s’Ermità. Departure will be at 9.00 am and it is expected to finish about 13.30 hours. It is open to everyone and is free, but it is necessary to book, owing to the requirements for COVID. Details of the meeting place will be given once the booking has been made. Continue reading Sunday 8 November, excursion to learn about the plants on the hillside of S’Ermità

Proposal for eight industrial sized buildings for a winery in the countryside

The Torralba farm, to the south of Ciutadella, was one of the first farms for agritourism but it has taken all the existing buildings for tourism and not left any for agricultural use. A vineyard has been planted. Now a project has been put forward for wine cellars erecting eight new industrial sized buildings. The case raises the question whether to put limits on new agricultural buildings or whether to depend only on an external report contracted by the promoters. Continue reading Proposal for eight industrial sized buildings for a winery in the countryside