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Plans for Anglesey tourism village on show

A winter sunset captured by at Rhosneigr captured by Rhys Parry
Image caption Stunning beaches make Rhosneigr a magnet for visitors - especially windsurfers, but can lead to issues for the local community

Plans to help balance visitor demands at an Anglesey seaside tourism magnet are being unveiled.

Idyllic beaches attract thousands of people to Rhosneigr in the summer, but it can lead to serious access problems for villagers.

Following a series of meeting with residents, an exhibition highlighting possible ways to defuse conflicts in the area goes on show on Saturday.

Councillor Bob Parry said it was important to "get the balance right".

Mr Parry, who is in charge of the tourism portfolio on the council cabinet, added: "Rhosneigr has huge potential in terms of tourism, coastal recreation and water sports, but we must also ensure that local residents and businesses have a voice and play a role in future developments.

"This exhibition will provide an opportunity for the masterplan to be presented to the local community and for the consultants to receive feedback."

Cars and boats

The proposals follow meetings held in the spring and summer led by consultants Urban Design and the council, and attended by up to 250 people at a time.

Top of the agenda was parking issues in the village, which can become flooded with cars during summer months as visitors flock to its beaches.

Residents also wanted to see improved access to boat launching facilities in the area, and more support for local businesses.

Local councillor Richard Dew added: "The Coastal Recreation Masterplan is an important development for Rhosneigr and input from the local community is vital if proposals are to be agreed.

"I would encourage local residents to attend the exhibition and make their views known."

The public exhibition is at Rhosneigr Village Hall between 1400 GMT and 1630 GMT on Saturday, 11 December.

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