An enormous lawned garden, a motorcross circuit and new buildings on rustic (rural) land

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The unconventional behaviour of people with economic resources but no environmental principles is at risk. An important transformation on rustic ground has been reported by GOB to the Consortium of Urban Discipline (Consorci de disciplina urbanística) and to the Island Heritage Service (Servei insular de Patrimoni).

At a farm to the south of Mahon, construction has been observed of a tract of land of some 13,000 square meters and being made into a racing track for motorbike scramblers; the construction of new buildings; the creation of some 20,000 square meters of a lawned garden; and the destruction of hundreds of meters of dry stone walling, as well as possible damage to heritage elements.

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Limiting the number of vehicles (1): data from Menorca

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The debate on limiting the number of vehicles that accumulate in Menorca during the summer is an issue in which public interest grows year to year with the increase in number of tourists and subsequent overcrowding.

The example of Formentera has achieved very satisfactory results showing positive aspects both in mobility and in tourist improvements (that we will talk about in greater detail in a future article).

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The Cala Teulera ramp, projected over a protected area

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The Port Authority has tendered the construction of a dry dock ramp in the port of Mahon, in a protected area, with no possibility of parking and with the danger of affecting species under special protection. GOB has sent a letter to the port authority warning of these significant deficiencies.

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Time to say Farewell

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First of all, I would like to make a special mention in memory of our island coordinator, Tófol Mascaró, who died suddenly and without any warning. There are no words to express the void he has left and what he has meant to GOB and all Menorca. It is a loss difficult to assimilate both at a human level as well as professionally. Tófol will always be present in our memories. Continue reading Time to say Farewell

Excursion to a regenerative kitchen garden, Sunday 21 January

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On Sunday 21 January we will have the first excursion of 2024. It will be to the farm of Binissaida des Barrancons, which has a very old kitchen garden situated in a ravine in the municipality of Es Castell. This farm is part of the Land Stewardship Scheme.

Its main products are vegetables and eggs, produced by regenerative techniques and with organic certification. We will visit different parts of the farm and try its produce. Continue reading Excursion to a regenerative kitchen garden, Sunday 21 January

The Judicial process for Son Bou is advancing

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Stopping the volume of the buildings being increased

The dispute driven by GOB against the enlargement of the hotels at Son Bou is going ahead gradually and not without difficulties because of the municipal response.

In 2017 Melià presented a project for a significant increase in size of the large hotels that exist on the front line of the Son Bou beach, buildings that have been the cause of one of the worst impacts made to the coastline of Menorca. Continue reading The Judicial process for Son Bou is advancing

Cristòfol Mascaró, in Memory

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The Island Coordinator of GOB Menorca, died suddenly during last night from a cardiac arrest. The Island has lost a great person.

At 61, Tòfol Mascaró has been attached to GOB for many years. At the end of the eighties, during a time that was very complicated for ecology and when GOB was a very much smaller entity than now, he became President and led the group in campaigns to defend the island’s countryside and territorial rights. Continue reading Cristòfol Mascaró, in Memory

Christmas baskets of Land Stewardship Scheme products

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This Christmas you can give a special gift to friends, family or businesses with added value going far beyond our tables. On offer are our Christmas baskets filled with Land Stewardship Scheme products that are produced locally and sustainably. Cultivated in harmony with the environment, by local producers using sustainable agricultural practices and marketed at fair prices by farmers.

You can personalise the contents or chose from these three options: Continue reading Christmas baskets of Land Stewardship Scheme products

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