The Consell de Eivissa sanctions with demolition and a 37,000 euro fine for an illegal tree house in the wooded area des Amunts

Aug 4, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Department of Territorial Management has resolved to order the demolition of an illegal new wooden tree house that was being built on protected rural land in the Rural Area of Landscape Interest (SRP-ARIP) des Amunts in the municipality of Sant Antoni de Portmany, within the limits of an existing village.

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It is a building which is incompatible with land and town planning in accordance with the Island Territorial Plan, which prohibits buildings and foreign elements, such as prefabricated wooden houses, prefabricated mobile or fixed habitable elements, battlements, bastions, balance, etc., the traditional elements of each area are recommended and the use of constructive elements derived from architecture from other regions which are inappropriate to the rustic environment of the island is prohibited. Therefore, this work is contrary to urban and territorial planning and manifestly illegal, so it has been ordered to be demolished and a fine of 50,000 euros has been imposed, which, by advanced payment, has meant 37,000 euros for the offender.

This little house was being built as a new construction and was located in a wooded area and used the existing pine trees as a structural part. The rest of the structure was made of poles and beams of wood and bamboo with a surface area of 26m2.

In addition, the promoter of this work was carrying out other works in the main house such as the interior renovation with a surface area of 388.7m2; the interior renovation of an annexe with a surface area of 30m2, and the renovation of a swimming pool with a surface area of 63.03m2. All these works have been legalised by paying the corresponding municipal licences.

The councillor for Territorial Management, Mariano Juan, recalled that during this legislature, the Department of Territorial Management has managed to have five illegal constructions demolished (a house in Cala d’Hort, a house in Corona, two yurt constructions at ANEI and a facility at cost) and has sent six complaints to the Public Prosecutor’s Office for offences against land use planning on protected land which, in addition to their corresponding sanction, it is recalled that these acts can be punished with prison sentences of between one and four years.