Tourism bosses in San Antonio, Ibiza are threatening a crackdown on the noise coming from its bars and nightclubs which could result in new venues in the area not being allowed to open.
According to , the council says local residents are currently exposed to “unbearable” sound levels 85.9 decibels at night, the same level noise a Boeing 737 makes from a mile above the ground.
The crackdown is aimed at the notorious West End, which San Antonio council hopes to turn into a Special Zone Acoustic Protection “accompanied by a series corrective measures aimed at alleting the situation and a technical report that guarantees its impact”.
Current measures include pedestrianising the area to stop traffic noise.
Environmental councillor for San Antonio, Pablo Valdés, told the noise is making people move from the area.
“The disturbances public order and the torrent images excesses in the streets summer after summer, which has generated a perception the current tourist model as a hostile activity among the island population.”
New regulations are expected to come into effect for summer 2018 with the threat closure for establishments that fail to adhere.
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