Balearic ecological watchdog “GOB” issued a warning yesterday that with the end of a period of “special protection” on six plots of land in the pinewood cove of Caló de'n Boira (Cala Figuera), development can now legally go ahead on the unspoiled sloping shoreline. “Any building would have an enormous visual impact on the cove and would be environmentally ruinous,” claimed GOB, furthering that it was “unfeasible” to build in such an area.

Last August, the ecologists had spoken out against any changes in planning law which would permit developmetn in Caló de'n Boira and urged the Council of Majorca and Santanyi town council to come to an agreement over some form of permanent territory protection for the pine cove.

The ecologists said that “it doesn't make sense” to build in a coastal area given over to natural vegetation. “It's not just a question of erecting a building but all the service roads and supply ducts would have to be considered as well,” said a GOB spokesman. The local council is also in favour of protecting the site.

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