HC Deb 16 August 1894 vol 28 c1254
MR. LLOYD-GEORGE&c.) (Carnarvon,

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the Board have issued a notice prohibiting the removal of sand, gravel, or other materials from a portion of the beach at Criccieth, South Carnarvonshire; whether it has been brought to his notice that stones, sand, and gravel for building purposes at Criccieth have hitherto been obtained from the beach, and that this prohibition will seriously affect the development of the town; and will he explain the reason why the notice is issued?


Complaints were received by the Board of Trade from the Local Board of Criccieth and also from the owners of properties fronting the sea near Criccieth that the removal of materials from the foreshore below high-water mark in front of their properties was endangering the safety of the sea wall erected by the Local Board and was causing damage to their lands lying behind the beach. Having been advised that these complaints were well founded the Board decided to adopt the course usually followed by them in similar instances, where it is apprehended that the practice complained of might facilitate encroachment by the sea, and issued notices in the usual form prohibiting the removal of materials from the foreshore referred to.