Our picturesque seaside town loved by Kate & William is ruined by tourists… they're clogging our roads & traffic is hell | The Sun

RESIDENTS of a picturesque seaside town loved by Prince William and Princess Kate say their area is being ruined by tourists.

Locals in Anglesey, Wales, say visitors are making their lives hell by clogging up the roads.

Ynys Llanddwyn has won praise online due to its golden sandy beaches and clear waters.

It was recently a filming location for the House of the Dragon – and the Prince and Princess of Wales famously had a home close by in Bodorgan.

But its popularity has been causing havoc for residents in Newborough – as tourists must drive through to reach Ynys Llanddwyn.

Residents have been complaining to Anglesey County Council – saying the village centre becomes "completely gridlocked", reports North Wales Live.

Last month councillor John Ifan Jones said: "Llanddwyn Beach has become so popular now to the point that the village is broken." 

He says it is highly difficult just "getting a car through the village" at busy times.

But Christian Branch, head of regulation and economic development at the council, said the problems at Newborough were not "unique" to that village.

He said a "long term plan was needed to address these kind of concerns".

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Earlier this month Cllr Dylan Rees then presented a report by the Partnership and Regeneration Scrutiny Committee.

The plan aims to address were the impact of tourism and its impact on the lives of its people. 

It noted that "the continued growth in visitor numbers can create unwelcome pressures for the local community".

It added: "Tourism cannot therefore be left to grow unchecked; it must be managed in a sustainable way,".

The comittee unanimously resolved to approve the new document on July 18.

Cllr Rees said: "One of the matters which was raised by the committee members was the impact of gridlock which sometimes happens at Newborough. It is because of the flood of visitors coming to Llanddwyn beach.

"Cllr John Ifan Jones, one of the councillors for Bro Aberffraw is especially concerned, and has highlighted a number of issues concerning traffic and congestion which have affected Newborough." 

A local resident added: "The road around here becomes absolutely gridlocked, the traffic is very very bad at times. It can be a nightmare.

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"It affects the crossroads at the centre of the village and traffic builds up. It is especially bad in the summer, but you can guarantee, if there is a sunny day at any time of the year it can get bad.

"I think people round are probably fed up with it."

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