Posted: Mon 3rd Jul 2023

Camper vans and vehicles seen accessing protected beach site calls to block up gap over erosion fears

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Monday, Jul 3rd, 2023

Calls are being made to block an unofficial route onto a protected Anglesey beach where cars and camper vans have been seen parking at the water’s edge.
Vehicles have been passing through a gap at the end of the Lleiniog beach picnic site car park near Penmon to access a pebbled beach  and raised grassy area.
Now, the local community council, is urging Anglesey County Council to take block up the route over fears that the vehicles could cause erosion at the site notorious for the problem and for public safety.
Lleiniog beach and its surrounding area is part of a 6km coastal stretch designated an area of Special Scientific Interest.
It also includes a popular section of the Anglesey Coastal Path.
Llangoed and Penmon Community Council clerk Alun Foulkes said:
“We don’t really want people parking down there, not only for their own safety, driving a vehicle so close to the water’s edge, but mainly to prevent further erosion of the site, it’s long been a problem there, and it is also protected area.
“We don’t want to stop people enjoying the area, but we just ask people not park there, but leave their vehicles in the car park.”
It is thought that recent work in the area may have contributed to the public’s perception of access to the site.
“There was a lot of work in that area following a recent planning application to carry out tidal defence at a nearby house,” Mr Foulkes added.
“I think the council need to block up the end of the car park so vehicles can’t get through.”
Lleiniog beach hit world-wide notoriety in 2018, when protesters highlighted that thousands of years of “globally-important” history and geology had been bulldozed by council contractors.
A 200-yard stretch of beach was torn up leaving the once boulder-strewn beach bare and with what were described as  “glacially significant” rocks piled at the top end of the beach.
The site has long attracted scientists, marine biologists and geologists to study its unique glacial, archaeological and marine features.
Historians and archaeologists, also study features of the Lleioniog beach area, including medieval features relating to the  nearby Aberlleiniog castle. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

By BBC LDRS ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



Spotted something? Got a story? Email News@News.Wales



More from Anglesey Council

Funding Cut for Police Visits to Schools in Wales Raises Concerns over Child Vulnerability

Anglesey Council

Anglesey County Council Unanimously Approves 1062 Solar Panel Energy Scheme for Headquarters

Anglesey Council

Listed Anglesey School Granted Permission for Outdoor Facilities to Support Pupils’ Well-being and Learning

Anglesey Council

Anglesey Planners Pay Tribute to Former Councillor and Broadcaster, “Close Friend to Many”

Anglesey Council

Couple Reassure Locals Over Renovation Plans for Menai Bridge Church

Anglesey Council

Ancient Oak Tree in Gwynedd Park to be Fenced off and Cut Back for Public Safety

Anglesey Council

Latest from News.Wales

Plans to Build New Homes on Derelict Farm in Wrexham Village Likely to be Rejected

Wrexham Council

Plea for Extensive Training on Social Media Made After Councillor’s Viral Rant

Torfaen Council

Blaenau Gwent Council Budget Tweaks Result in Lower Than Expected Council Tax Rise

Blaenau Gwent Council

Protest forces cancellation of LGBTQI campaigner Peter Tatchell’s talk in Gwent town

Monmouthshire Council

Former World Champion Darts Player Gerwyn Price Granted Permission for New Fish and Chip Shop

Caerphilly County Borough Council

Merthyr Tydfil Town Centre Office to HMO Conversion Raises Concerns

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council