Anglesey: Residents worried sea will destroy protected beach
Residents are concerned the coastal erosion will lead to the area disappearing completely At a glance A beach in Anglesey is eroding causing residents to worry One resident said he though the sea defence work carried out by the council has sped up the coastal damage Lleiniog beach is a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Anglesey County Council and Natural Resources for Wales have been contacted for comment A beach which is considered as an area of outstanding natural beauty and a site of special scientific interest is crumbling into the sea. Lleiniog beach, on Anglesey, is rapidly eroding due to the speed and impact of storms and powerful Menai Strait tides, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service. Residents are concerned that sea defence work carried out by Anglesey County Council has sped up the damage to the beach. Anglesey council and Natural Resources for Wales (NRW) have been asked to respond. 'Sleepwalking into oblivion' coastal erosion warning Work on 4.3m sea defence project to start Beach reopens with million tonnes of sand added The area has been studied by scientists and academics for its rare rocks and geology, archaeology, marine and Roman and medieval historical features. Now sandy areas are visibly changing and disappearing, the sedimentary cliffs are breaking down and a water channel on the beach has changed direction. Resident Gareth Phillips said: "We have had huge barriers built to protect newly built houses near the coast." Along with the impact of climate changes and rising seas, he questioned whether these tidal defences could be having an impact by redirecting the powerful waves towards the carpark and beach. "We now have erosion at the car park, which is an asset much appreciated by visitors and the community," he added. He is calling for the authorities to take action. The beach has been studied by scientists and academics for its rare geology, archaeology, marine, Roman and medieval historical features One local who wished to remain anonymous there had been "dramatic changes" to the area. "It looks completely different to a year ago, the edges of car park are gradually disappearing, each time I go down there more has gone, the beach looks completely different." Another passer-by said: "It is just shocking at how much it is changing in such a short time at Lleiniog." Anglesey County Council Natural Resources for Wales Recap: Hours-long rooftop stand-off sparks road closures in Blaenau Ffestiniog RNLI and coastguard called after more than 100 people become trapped by incoming tide Scott Quinnell: 'Mae gan Gymru cystal cyfle ag unrhyw wlad i ennill' Local bus companies awarded long-distance route contracts Gwynedd headteacher charged with sexual activity with a child Holyhead teenager wins bronze at Romania powerlifting championships Morocco rescuers dig with bare hands as foreign aid sent US denies Cold War with China in historic Vietnam visit How Russia and West agreed on Ukraine G20 language Florida's first hurricane-proof town The greatest spy novel ever written? Why is everyone crazy about Aperol? 2023 BBC.