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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.

322 ha
of rustic and agricultural land affected​
23 ha
of industrial zone​
9 m

height of greenhouses
logistic gates
for lorries
70 ha​

of infrastructures on rustic and agricultural land,
 of great ecological importance
daily trucks​
21 ha

requalified dry soil
for new greenhouses​
endangered species
amongst them 
the Bonelli's eagle 
36 ha​
they disappear from the vine
of special protection
visitors to the "theme park" per year

Why do we say no here are more details

In October 2021, together with Gelida City Council, the Ametller Group presented its new “Agroparc Penedès” project in this municipality.. [ Agropark planning progress​ ] [ graphics​ ]

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. StopAgroparc ens reafirmem en la nostra oposició i diem clarament que NO.

Why we say NO to the agropark, essential points