Xàbia/Jávea Port

The Port of Xàbia / Javea was built in 1957.

The first proposal for Port Expansion was presented by the private company Gestora Dársena Sur SL (known previously as Fesánchez S.L.) on 18th October 1999. It was rejected unanimously by Xàbia Town Council on 13/12/1999, and also rejected by the Ministry of Public Works for environmental reasons.

13 May 2003 - Town council unanimously rejects port expansion proposal submitted by Marina Punta del Este S.L.

25th March 2004 - Town council rejects modified port expansion proposal submitted by Marina Punta del Este S.L.

18 July 2007 - Town council unanimously against any Port expansion

2nd July 2008 - Town Council rejects proposal for Port expansion submitted by Valencia Ministry of Works.

August 2008 - Port project in legal tangles - A legal opinion dated April 10th concerning Marina Punta del Este revealed in the press.

July 2010 - A late amendment to the Consultative Document for the new General Town Plan (PGOU), de-classified Cristo del Mar as a main thoroughfare in the Port, a move which would (if approved by the Valencia Government) effectively scupper plans for Port expansion.

See also:

Ministry proposal for port expansion - April 29th 2008
The-Agenda 21 unanimously rejects port expansion May 14th 2008 Agenda 21 convened an extraordinary meeting to discuss the proposal by the Ministry to expand Xàbia Port.
Draft port budgets - Valencia draft budgets for Port expansion in the region (2009 - 2011)
News- Letter to Brussels - June 3rd 2008 - Agenda21 Citizen's forum unanimously agreed the text of a letter which rejected the Port expansion scheme
Open letter about the port issue English version of the document approved by the Citizen's forum of Xàbia's Agenda21 on June 3rd 2008
Motion on port expansion June 27th 2008 - Monfort calls for Council Plenary session on July 2nd
Javea Rejects Plan to expand the port - July 3rd 2008 - Report on noisy plenary meeting
Xabia defends no to port expansion in Brussels October 19th The Committee on Petitions of the European Union has declared admissible the two petitions on the one hand by the town of Xàbia and the other by the Plataforma Cívica en Defensa del Litoral (Civic Platform in Defense of the Coast) to warn of damage caused by possible Xàbia Port expansion.
Petition Press Release Press release made by the Civic platform for the defense of the land and Coast of Xabia, November 2008
Petition - English Text Text of two petitions, one to Valencia, the other to Brussels - November 2008
Facts about the Port Expansion Scheme Information sheet to collect signatures - November 2008

Related articles:
Destruction at all Costs - Greenpeace Annual Report on the state of the Spanish Coastline " Destruction at all Costs"
Port Expansion Issue Chapter…. - The shaggy dog story of the Port Expansion issue 2008
Greenpeace Report 2009

Agenda21 Environment Group info
Protection of coast and rejection of Port expansion

Some links to articles in the English Language Press:
Javea fights Port Enlargement project (Costa Blanca News, 14th November 2008)
EU Enters Javea Port Project Fray (Costa Blanca News, 12th December 2008)
Port in a Storm (Round Town News, 26th December 2008)
The 12 Year battle for Jávea Port - and it's not over yet (The Grapevine, July 2011)

Headline 2012

Xàbia Port Expansion ditched ?

Valencia wants to re-organise existing harbour

Feb 5th 2012

It seems that the proposal for enlarging the port of Javea has been torn up and now the Regional Ministry of Infrastructure, Planning and the Environment is working on a project to reorganize the current harbour. The demands of the Town Hall, and the Club Nautico (whose concession expires in 2017) have been taken into account and Valencia is now looking at optimising the space in the Port harbour and improving use of the Canal de la Fontana and adjacent municipal land for small boats. From XAD: Conselleria quiere....

Headlines 2014

New proposals for Xàbia Port development

April 7th 2014
The Valencian Givernemnt has put forward new proposals for the development of the Port. In contrast to previous plans, this involves re-organisation of the existing port area and not port expansion. The project is budgeted at €8 million with a minimum annual fee for Valencia of €50,000. There will be concessions for the ramp, crane, public moorings and current mooring at the Levante jetty. The Town Hall has 30 days to file its feedback and would be calling a public meeting to explain details and see what might have been overlooked. From XAD: El Consell.... For details see: Port Proposal 2014 For the history of proposals concerning the port see: port

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