Introducing the "Agroparc" Ametller Origen
In dry land, the Ametller Origen project will install technical greenhouses, photovoltaic panels, partly underground industrial buildings, a biogas plant and a water treatment plant. All combined with walking areas, tourist activities and rural accommodation. This is the fake Agroparc he wants to build between Gelida and Sant Llorenç d'Hortons in Alt Penedès.
The project will affect everyone in some way, be they farmers, local residents, small businesses, hikers, cyclists, .... It will affect your health (non-organic food, environmental pollution, light pollution, ...), it will affect the your working life (increase in job insecurity, expulsion of independent farmers, ...), in the impact on water, on species and on nature in general.
of rustic and agricultural sun occupied
of industrial zone
Height of greenhouses
truck loading docks
of infrastructures on rustic and agricultural land, of great ecological importance
put greenhouses there
the Bonelli's eagle
they disappear from the vine
of special protection
visitors to the "theme park" per year
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StopAgroparc's lawyer, Albert Calduch, ready to go all the way to stop the implementation of the Ametller Orígen framework project in Alt Penedès
He has placed particular emphasis on three determining factors: the presence of the barred eagle, the preservation of ecological connectors and the location of industrial facilities on non-developable agricultural land of special protection.
The allegations presented affect irregularities and shortcomings in the processing of the modification of the Gelida POUM and call for the annulment of the file.
It was a reformulation and expansion of the project that was already presented last year 2017 , against which we already raised our voices because of the negative consequences it could entail for our territory. Then, it was kept in the drawer because Ametller did not have industrial land to implement all its activities. With the acquisition of Can Joncoses -agricultural land reclassified as urbanized land, but never developed-, the project doubles, going from 121 ha to 258 ha.
With the new project initially approved in December 2022, the area increases to 322 ha, the greenhouses take up 21 ha and the landfill 23 ha.
Although the Agroparc aims to show itself as a "closed cycle", virtuous and complete project, the reality is that it will involve the twisted application of territorial planning regulations to achieve the simultaneous implementation of a processed food factory , of a photovoltaic park, farms and intensive crops in greenhouses in protected vineyard dry land, among other things. From StopAgroparc we reaffirm our opposition and clearly say NO.
ens reafirmem en la nostra oposició i diem clarament que