The Board of Directors of the Port Authority of the Balearic Islands (APB) has recently approved the acquisition of the Isla Plana from the Ministry of Defence, for an amount of 318,631 euros. Previously, the APB had already agreed to incorporate this islet into the service area of the port of Maó through its inclusion in the Delimitation of Port Areas and Uses (DEUP) which is pending final approval.
The objective of its purchase is the refurbishment of the existing buildings and their use as an ecological sailing school - traditional sailing (lateen sailing).
These facilities will improve access conditions for users of both the Club Náutico Villa Carlos and the Club Marítimo de Maó. Furthermore, as stated in the DEUP, the association "Amics de la Mar - Port de Maó", whose influence in Menorcan society is very important for the promotion of traditional sailing, could be transferred to this island.
The total surface area of the Isla Plana, excluding the maritime-terrestrial area, which already belongs to the port, is 7,519 m² and on it there are six buildings with a total surface area of 1,359 m². It is located approximately 200 m to the west of the Isla del Lazareto, just 150 m from the North Shore and 450 m from the South Shore.