Is now a good time to buy a plot of land in Menorca?

Building on rural land in Menorca has been virtually impossible for some time, but now there is also a temporary restriction on the tourist areas that qualify for building permission.

Plots for sale on the south coast of Menorca

The Ley de Evaluación Ambiental 12/2016 — commonly known as the sewage law — essentially states that building permits can only be granted for plots of land that are connected to municipal services such as electricity, water, and sewage.

Terrenos y parcelas en Menorca — Mapa urbanizacionesWhilst it is the town hall that issues building permissions, it is also the town hall that is responsible for planning and implementing infrastructure projects to bring these services to urbanizations in their municipality. As this has not yet been done in some areas, it has limited the number of plots for sale that currently qualify for building permission. Buyers planning to purchase land should, therefore, check with their agent to be sure the plot they are considering is currently ‘edificable’ (buildable).

For those willing to wait for building permits to be granted in urbanizations without the necessary infrastructure, there are plots for sale at significantly lower prices. If you’re not in a hurry, these could turn out to be a good long-term investment.

Parcelas zona sur de MenorcaAt Portal Menorca, we have a selection of plots for sale across the island. The urbanizations where building permits are currently being granted are shown on the map, but we also have a wide selection of plots in Torret de Baix, all of which have mains water and electricity supplies, pavements, street lighting and, of course, connections to a sewage network, in place.

To find out more, contact one of our agents who will be able to advise you on the building regulations in each area as well as the process of purchasing land and then building your home.

As you might have seen on other articles like “building your dream in Menorca” or the interview with Manolo Moratiel on “building his holiday home in Menorca” within our blog, we love taking part in personal projects which involve building your dream home in Menorca. Let us be part of that project and we’ll guarantee a smooth and pleasant journey.