|This is the view up the valley of Quinta da Ombria old castle|
Algarve Destination Guide - Nature, Environment and Wonders of the Algarve: Parks, Viewpoints, Beaches and unknown heritage of the Algarve
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The Project Quinta da Ombria Castle Tôr Querença Loulé Golfe Corses Resorts SPA Hotels
A project of 200 million to develop in the next ten years and is focusing on the health tourism and the environment will be born in the municipality of Loulé. Quinta da Ombria has Finnish capital, but will enhance the economic development of towns where it is. The golf course will be an ex-libris for the show allowed the obstacles created by the water.
The touristic project, Quinta da Ombria estate, located in the parishes of Tôr and Querença, in the municipality of Loulé, Algarve, reflects the vision development and integration with local populations of its sponsor, the Finnish Ilpo Kokkila.
The project of 200 million to develop a total of 180 hectares (you have up to 1785 beds) has undergone changes over the last ten years but it seems that the ultimate licenses and changes will be approved soon and phase of infrastructure will begin later this winter.
Leading the project in Portugal is the former chairman of the Tourist Region of the Algarve, Hélder Martins, who has managed to bring the project to a new segment of foreign tourism, which prefers the interior of the Algarve, staying in touch with nature, have offered of walking trails, bird-watching, ecological gardens, regional products, while enjoying a five-star hotel with spa, club house, restaurants and golf course of average difficulty.
|This is the view of what one day will be the Quinta da Ombria golf course. This is the view up the valley ( from the first tee ? ) from the old castle|
Grounding and the county is crucial in developing this project. Statements by the chairman of the board Group Points (holding company that owns the property), Ilpo Kokkila, alongside the presentation of environmental studies and public launch of the project, go to harness and enhance the two parishes and Tôr Querença. This rapport is to hire applicants services, help in starting small businesses and lead the future residents and customers of the Fifth Ombria to prefer local services.
In this project, there will be no trade within the property, or conventional services, "forcing" users to move to neighboring parishes.
In addition to this economic function in the long run, the Quinta da Ombria give preference to residents in the county for the hundreds of contracts that have to do.
But the project is in itself an unequivocal value: the natural beauty Algarvian (although ten minutes from the coast and the beach) with great oak tree, oaks, strawberry trees, olive and carob trees, bearing and hybrid species that are new for scholars.
|This is the project view of what one day will be the Quinta da Ombria golf course|
The property is fully integrated into the Natura 2000.
The hotel project (not chosen to mark contacts and stem) development will be over the next ten years and will leave the club house project, which will be based in an old colonial house that is in ruins and no architectural value. A slightly higher quota will be a five star hotel and spa, which will build on sloping ground to fit in the hills of the property.
The course, which will always be a lower elevation than the homes will have design architect Jorge Santana da Silva, who will tell a story over its 18 holes, par 71, developed in 6090 meters.
The stream of Mercy and the artificial lakes are obstacles favorites, along with indigenous trees classified and would allow a game with some spectacular. The first ten holes develop will land in a relatively short rough and with little modulation by the architect, but the last eight holes require the skill, commitment and strategy. Remember that Jorge Santana da Silva made recently, the field of the Orangery, in Quinta do Lago and is building the "27th hole" of the Estate of the Pine tree, the second "nine-hole" Valley Piso also the field of Évora Resort. Abroad is active in projects of golf courses in Angola, Netherlands, Cyprus and Germany.
Loulé has 14 of the 32 golf courses in the Algarve, this product is a crucial factor for the seasonal break.
The draft of the Fifth Ombria with works expected to start in February and March in terms of infrastructure, while the estate's first phase will include club house, hotel and spa and also the first phase of the batch of houses.
Less than 5% of space will be occupied by construction, while 60 hectares will be allocated to the protection of local species. It will also set aside an area of ecological gardens for enjoyment of owners of dwellings.
Environmental management is one of the biggest bets of the promoter, has been made of hydraulic and hydrological studies, the study of flora, vegetation and habitats, with emphasis on the bat population.
The Association of Forest Producers the Caldeirão had a crucial role in minimizing the negative impacts of infrastructure construction. The sponsor wants to eventually obtain a specific environmental certification.
In the occupation of the future development travel far will be in electric cars and vehicles of residents and customers will be "hidden" in indoor parking lots.
The project involves the use of bridges, canals and ponds that are spread over 180 hectares, contributing to the development of a tourism connection to nature, but also to offer specific products associated with this case and that has strong demand for Nordic English and even Portuguese.
Infrastructure highlights the ability of the fifth to be part of sustainable water, while the sewage treatment plant will be dealt with next.
The energy level, the architects should consider systems optimization and improvement of sun exposure.
European Commission does not approve of Ombria Thursday and may proceed with action against Portugal The European Commission, under Art 226 of the EU Treaty, just send "a supplementary reasoned opinion against the Portuguese in the context of the infringement procedure 2004/4979 on the draft of the Fifth Ombria.
The Almargem recalls that Art 226 of the Treaty gives the Commission to take legal action against Member States that fail to meet their obligations.
In this case, and after the opening of infringement proceedings, the Commission sent a first written warning to the government asking for clarification.
As explanations of the Portuguese authorities presented earlier this year, were not considered sufficient, "the Commission now sent a final written warning (reasoned opinion) which show formally infringements of Community law which the Government is required to act in accordance
If Portugal does not comply with the reasoned opinion, emphasizes the environmental association Algarve, the Commission may decide to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
If the Court finds that the Treaty has been infringed, the offending Member State shall take the necessary measures to stop such infringement.
In article 228 of the Treaty gives the Commission power to act against the United States that do not comply with the Court of Justice.
The article also allows the Commission to ask the Court to impose a financial penalty on the Member State concerned.
The Almargem adds that the decision now taken by the European Commission comes to their concerns, repeatedly expressed "serious about the environmental impacts of the development of Quinta da Ombria (Loulé), where this urban-tourism project will be implemented in full Natura 2000 (Site of Community Importance "Barrocal") and the largest and most important strategic reserve of underground water in the Algarve (the aquifer Querença-Silves) '.
Almargem The Association therefore hopes that "the Portuguese authorities to act now so fast, clear and copy on this subject, to avoid a legal process that will undermine the good name of Portugal and, in particular the good name of the Municipality of Loulé and the Town of Querença '.
The Almargem stresses that 'is not in any way against development within the municipality of Loulé, but against this particular project, it could certainly be different but that has changed little over time, due to poor foresight of those responsible. "
The association states continue to consider the draft of the Fifth Ombria 'damaging natural values and authenticity of the region, in addition to not fit into a model of truly differentiating tourism, responsible and sustainable, it must focus on the valuation of the assets of the interior Algarve and not promote its irreversible destruction This project could in fact be different "but" little has changed over time, due to poor foresight of those responsible, "finalize environmentalists.
The tourism project for the last Ombria provides a five-star hotel - with a maximum of 200 rooms - three resorts and 31 lots for individual houses - offering a total of 1800 tourist beds - a spa and a golf course 18 holes.