More blows for clubbers in Ibiza
With restrictions being proposed in San Antonio for summer 2018 this brings even further blows for clubbers in Ibiza.
It is being proposed that the four Super Clubs will have to close at 6am with no extensions being allowed for opening and closing parties as seen in previous years.
This will cover Eden, Es Paradis, Privilege and Amnesia – the latter of which who are famous for dancing into the midday sun at the start and the end of the season.
These changes are to prevent the inconvenience that it poses to residents and is counterproductive considering the change of tourism model that it wants to see over future years.
This is on top of the introduction of a “Zone of Special Acoustic Protection” which will cover the West End where new limits will be set for noise which cannot exceed 65db during the day and 55db at night.
To give you an idea a standard vacuum cleaner or a normal conversation is around 60db with moderate rainfall coming in at 50db or slightly quieter a library tends to be around 44db.
The “ZAPE” area will allow the council to increase measures aimed at reducing the existing noise saturation.
What these proposed measures will entail for 2018 haven’t yet been announced but year on year these can be modified to reduce the noise further until it reaches the council’s required standard.
Again these measures are being brought in to create harmony between the West End and those residents nearby who are affected by the high levels of noise produced especially overnight when they are trying to sleep.
One other change for 2018 being muted which follows on from the terraces laws passes this year is that no premises will now be allowed a terrace after 11pm and all premises will have to close by 3am.
All these measures and more to come no doubt, are part of the council’s long term plan to change the tourism model for the area to attract a more diverse visitor and to improve the image of the town around the world.
Information courtesy of Martin Makepeace at Man In San An.