Salvem la cala d'Aiguafreda, espai natural de la Costa Brava

Cala d'Aiguafreda, Begur, Spain
1Round Remaining 29 days
Received
€ 3.180
Minimum
€ 4.200
Optimum
€ 7.800
62 Co-financiers
Contributing € 10
Thankfulness
10€ for us it is a bit of sand that will allow us to fulfil our goal. Any contribution will be very welcome and we will thank you on the web if you request it (people who wants to stay anonymously will not be named).
> 11 Co-financiers
Contributing € 25
Thankfulness and postcards
With a contribution of € 25 the gratitude for your help is beginning to be more relevant. In addition to the gratitude on the web (only for those who request it), we will send you 3 postcards from the campaign “Salvem Aiguafreda”. Note: Rewards are only valid at postal addresses in Spain.
> 08 Co-financiers
Contributing € 50
Thankfulness, postcards and a tote bag from the campaign
With a donation of € 50, in addition to the gratitude on the web (only for those who request it), we will send you 3 postcards “Salvem Aiguafreda” and a campaign tote bag, that we hope you like and enjoy. Note: Rewards are only valid at postal addresses in Spain.
> 17 Co-financiers
Contributing € 75
Thankfulness, postcards and two tote bag from the campaign
With a contribution of € 75 the impulse is already huge, in addition to the gratitude on the web (only for those who request it), we will send you 3 postcards “Salvem Aiguafreda” and two tote bag from the campaign that we hope you like it. Note: Rewards are only valid at postal addresses in Spain.
> 00 Co-financiers
Contributing € 100
Thankfulness, postcards, tote bags and a Josep Plà’s novel
A contribution of € 100 is a huge push for the platform. Thank you! In addition to the gratitude on the web (only for those who request it), plus 3 postcards “Salvem Aiguafreda” and two tote bags from the campaign, you will receive a fantastic novel of Josep Plà (an indispensable book in any home). Note: Rewards are only valid at postal addresses in Spain.
> 06 Co-financiers
Contributing € 200
Thankfulness, postcards, tote bags and a fantastic book
A contribution of € 200 is a great boost to fulfil our goal. For these reasons, in addition to the gratitude on the web (only for those who request it), plus 3 postcards “Salvem Aiguafreda” and two tote bags from the campaign, you will receive the book “1001 curiositats de la Costa Brava" by Jordi Arbonès, another recognised writer from Palafrugell. Note: Rewards are only valid at postal addresses in Spain.
> 03 Co-financiers

About this project

#SOSAiguafreda - #SOSCostaBrava
Infrastructure Minimum Optimum
Administrative and judicial fees (Phase 1)
Amount to cover the cost of administrative and judicial fees (Phase 1)
€ 2.900
Rewards and commissions
With this money we will be able to pay the costs of the rewards and mails, the commission of goteo and the bank expenses derived from the crowdfunding.
€ 300
Material Minimum Optimum
Material
Budget to design, produce or print different materials: informative brochures in several languages, postcards, banners, tote bags, etc.
€ 1.000
Outreach material and/or communication
With more funding we could hire a person to help us with the media and social networks, and even make more informative materials, which would help to give more visibility to our project.
€ 2.000
Task Minimum Optimum
Administrative and judicial fees (Phase 2)
Attendance at meetings, new cause of personation at the commission for urban planning and other legal tasks (Phase 2)
€ 1.600
Total € 4.200 € 7.800
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

The City Council of Begur (Costa Brava, northern Catalonia) aims to build more than 260 homes (mostly single-family houses) and 3 new hotels in Cala Aiguafreda, one of the last relatively unspoiled natural areas of the Costa Brava coast. All this, without having undertaken any environmental neither landscape impacts studies.

The project would destroy a natural enclave of 70 hectares, of which a large part lies on the 500 meter strip of the maritime-terrestrial public domain and borders in turn on further protected spaces: "Muntanyes de Begur" belonging to the Plan of Spaces of Natural Interest, the Natura 2000 Network and the marine reserve of Ses Negres.

This new urban development is larger than the town centre of Begur; a township that is already under a hug touristic impact, in particular during summer months when its population swells tenfold.

In addition, this urban project has not been evaluated for the capacity of extra load on the zone; the social and environmental impact of the new buildings; nor of the pools to be built; the logging of the existing forests; the increase in traffic; the waste generated or, among others, the necessary water resources.

If this project is not stopped, the environmental impact on the natural environment, as well as the impact generated on the current population and the traditional tourism sector itself, could be devastating.

For all these reasons many individual persons and entities have created the Plataform “Salvem la Cala d'Aiguafreda” to try to stop this mega urban project. But we need financial help to pay for lawyers and other necessary paperwork. Can you help us?

Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign

The main objective of this project is to obtain the necessary funds to be able to present a case and pay administrative and judicial fees to stop the urban development of the cove of Aiguafreda. If we do not carry out these procedures, we will have no chance of stopping the construction of hundreds of new ‘second’ residences.

At the same time, the funds will help to carry out a series of activities to disseminate materials and information from the campaign "Salvem la Cala d'Aiguafreda".

Why this is important

The urban planning of Begur seems to have no end, and we have to stop it. Bearing in mind, in addition, that this municipality is completely oversaturated during the summer months and that it has already far exceeded the carrying capacity of the area. The Platform has been set up with the aim of putting pressure on the City Council and other competent administrations with the intention of blocking urban speculation on the coast.

The project is aimed at all people, groups, entities, companies, businesses, etc., who, like us, want to stop speculative development in the Costa Brava, particularly in Cala de Aiguafreda, in order to protect the social, economic and ecological values of Begur’s natural heritage.

Your help and collaboration is extremely necessary!

Team and experience

The Platform “Salvem La Cala d'Aiguafreda” is a group of individuals (mostly neighbours of the municipality) and entities such as Ecologistes en Acció and Associació de Naturalistes de Girona, recognised in the field for their work in the defence of social and environmental rights.

We have joined forces in June 2018 to publicise and stop this destructive development. Our campaign will begin with legal work (the main reason for this crowdfunding) for which we ask your support. It will continue with numerous informative and dissemination activities to denounce the urban development Plan that will destroy the natural landscape of Cala d’Aiguafreda.

Social commitment