Granollers City Council
Granollers city council is the local administration of Granollers municipality. The city has 14.89 square kilometres with 60.705 inhabitants (01/01/09). It is one of the medium sized cities comprising the second metropolitan crown and is located approximately 30 kilometres from Barcelona surrounded by an extensive road communications network.
Nowadays the Environment Department of the Town Council of the city of Granollers implements its action plan 2007-2011 which, among other objectives, tries to enhance the protection of landscapes of municipal interest, the promotion of botanical elements of municipal interest and the protection of natural and landscape heritage.
The competences in the field of environment are:
- Protection of local landscapes, monuments and cultural goods
- Protection and management of the local natural heritage
- Management of the Natura 2000 space of River Congost
- Protection of environment
- Urban planning and specific regulation according to the national legislation on local competences and the Catalan law of landscape protection DOGC 8/2008.
Role and objectives in the project
The Granollers city council carries out an ambitious environmental policy with the overall objective of preserving and managing its natural heritage.
Euroscapes project is an opportunity to enhance its landscape management tools. For this reason, Granollers city council aims to develop new management plans following the Euroscapes methodology. For instance, the project will emphasize the improvement of the special plan of protection and management of the natural heritage, approved in 2003.
To achieve this target, the area of environment will make inventories of natural landscapes (river Congost, water bodies in Can Cabanyes, woodlands, urban parks, planted paths, agricultural area of Palou, etc) to create a complete GIS and edit publications and handbooks. Moreover, the city council will also develop a dissemination and communication plan to transfer the project's activities and achievements to relevant stakeholders.
Political representative | Director
Mr. Josep Mayoral Antigas – Mayor
Mr. Albert Camps Giró – Councillor of Environmental
Technical coordinator(s) | Advisor(s)
Sergi Morera - Technical coordinator/advisor
Angel Gonzalo - Technical coordinator/advisor
Xavier Romero - Environment officer
Granollers city council
Plaça Porxada 6