Majorca Daily Bulletin - Andrew Ede
At the end of 2021, a Palma town hall council meeting rejected initial approval of the Aena airports authority's 'special plan' for Son Sant Joan Airport. The consequence of this was that no new building or activity licences could be granted to third parties. Until approval is given - if it is given - all new development is paralysed. The rejection was based on a report from the urban planning department.
This doesn't affect the Aena plans for redevelopment of buildings, as these have been classified as being in the "general interest". They are in effect state plans and so take precedence over municipal permissions. But it does affect projects such as the expansion of the Globalia hangar (Air Europa) and a new hangar for Ryanair.
Furthermore, there is a direct impact on aeronautical services companies; their projects have been halted.