The planned golf course on the Srđ mountain overlooking Dubrovnik is back in the spotlight after the Ministry of Construction and Spatial Planning granted a new location licence on the 21st of December. The licence allows for the construction of two golf course, one 18 hole and one 9 hole, as well as the building of an irrigation system and the reconstruction of the road that leads from the main coastal road to the top of the mountain plateau. The new location licence is valid for two years and covers an area of 310 hectares on the Srd plateau.
Whilst the decision was greeted with satisfaction from the investors several eco-action groups have opposed the news. Green Action from Zagreb and the Dubrovnik based “Srđ je naš” being the most forceful in their protests. “In February 2016 Green Action (Zelene akcije) along with Srđ je naš managed to cancel a location licence for this project. In spite of the previously rejected location permit a new license has been issued for the same project. We will not stop with our critics for this project and will again start a court case against this latest decision,” commented Enes Čerimgić from Green Action.
The Dubrovnik golf project on the Srđ Mountain was first added into the spatial plan in 2001, seventeen years later the golf course is still on hold.