• When asked by the Diario de Ibiza whether social pressure opposing the location of the building had been a factor, the mayor reiterated his previous response, that the activity could not have started without the corresponding activity licence. “At the time of giving this licence, we should have looked at the report. The same thing would have happened. No activity can be launched without the activity licence itself,” he said.
  • Monday: Despite having the approval of the City Council of Sant Antoni, Coastal Demarcation and the Balearic Regional Council of Territory, the kiosk bar in Cala Gració does not have an activity licence and will not be allowed to open.
  • Friday: San Antonio’s Mayor says he does not like the Chiringuito, but that the owner has submitted a ‘responsible statement to comply with the requirements of the activity’, and says “If we see that it complies with the law, we will have no choice but to give the authorization”.

The mayor of Sant Antoni, José Tur said that after the criticisms levied against the installation of this chiringuito, it was decided to “thoroughly review” the file. “According to some technical opinion, it would require some more authorisation in terms of activity or urbanism. This is what we are studying”, he said.

The mayor then indicated that the City Council “has not received any request” by the developer “to obtain an activity licence.”

This is “the irregularity” that the government team referred to last week in their plan to paralyse the opening of this tourist establishment, which has authorisation to install 11 tables and 38 chairs, while awaiting “new actions”.

No Reasons To Oppose

Tur initially indicated that the request for the installation of the bar “came to the City Council with favourable reports from Costas and the corresponding Government department”, although he later acknowledged that it was Costas who requested the report from the Department of Environment of the City Council, which was “favourable.” “It is the opinion of the technician. There were no reasons to object, but this does not mean that there is no need for an activity licence or an urban planning licence, which is what is being looked at. It is a complex procedure involving various administrations, each one can have his vision when interpreting it” he said.

Will It or Won’t It? Future of Cala Gracio Chiringuito Remains Unclear

The mayor considered it too soon to know whether the chiringuito will be allowed to open, or indeed whether they will have to pay any indemnification to the developer. “We have to finish analysing the situation and then we will see what decision is taken, obviously, any decision will be according to our interpretation of the law”.

When asked by the Diario de Ibiza whether social pressure opposing the location of the building had been a factor, the mayor reiterated his previous response, that the activity could not have started without the corresponding activity licence. “At the time of giving this licence, we should have looked at the report. The same thing would have happened. No activity can be launched without the activity licence itself,” he said.