Tag Archives: Tourism

Common Environmental Problems of the Balearic Islands

The GOB Interisland Board of Directors met in Menorca to deal with questions that are of concern to the whole of the Balearic Islands. Mass tourism affects a large part of the Balearic territory, where there is still much land threatened with urbanization. It is also urgent to tackle waste, energy transition and the search for a more sustainable economy. Continue reading Common Environmental Problems of the Balearic Islands

The lesson of Son Parc

Excavation works have begun in Son Parc urbanisation, Es Mercadal. This project is a clear reminder of the long, intense battles Menorca has had to wage to combat the dangerous threats to its territorial integrity, inherent in the development plans of the 1970s. It also highlights the complicated impacts on any areas which are earmarked for development. It is only 3 years since the last attempt to promote this type of development. Continue reading The lesson of Son Parc

Architects and GOB join together to propose criteria for rural land

The conversion of farm buildings for alternative use, making tourist accommodation available in the countryside or new buildings for agricultural use are both opportunities and dangers for Menorca. The College of Architects and GOB have had a series of meetings to try to analyse positive proposals and control potential undesirable effects. Continue reading Architects and GOB join together to propose criteria for rural land

Sunday 4 November, excursion to Torrellissar and So na Caҫana

Torrellissar and So na Caçana will be the places visited for the excursion programmed for 4 November. It is necessary to register for this as places are limited by filling in this form.

The scene of Torrellissar shows a table surrounded by a stone wall and entry is gained by a corridor covered with slab stones. Continue reading Sunday 4 November, excursion to Torrellissar and So na Caҫana

A difficult future for the large scale hotels at Son Bou

The technical and legal services of the Alaior Town Hall have confirmed the version that GOB has been putting forward for some months. There is no record that the two enormous hotels on the front line of Son Bou had a licence for them to be constructed to the size that they became. Therefore, it is not possible to accept plans that aim to strengthen and enlarge these buildings even more and which would last for some decades to come and have a huge detrimental impact on one of the largest landscapes along the coast of Menorca. Continue reading A difficult future for the large scale hotels at Son Bou