ANGLESEY residents are protesting over increased traffic in their village which they say is putting people "at risk."

A rise in associated vehicles to the Wylfa Newydd nuclear development, and proposed council road improvements, are affecting the A5025 at Llanfachraeth.

Bob Wright, spearheading a protest, says the narrow village roads are “not suitable or safe” for the weight and volume of more traffic and 126 residents have signed a petition sent to Horizon and Anglesey County Council, saying they do not want HGVs through the village until a bypass is built.

Mr Wright said: “Horizon has asked the council for more HGVs and other vehicles to go through from 7am to 11pm weekdays and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays, 50 lorries on a Saturday, (100 including return journeys) would mean 20 HGVs per hour, one every three minutes.

" In March, 2013 we were told they were acquiring land, and a bypass would begin in 2014, it was delayed to 2017, then 2018, now 2020, but work has already started at the Wylfa site.

"If two HGVs meet, it is impossible for them to pass unless they smash their mirrors or encroach on the footway. The road is not suitable, it is really dangerous."

Steve Mangan Holland Hotel landlord said: "People are upset about the traffic they don't want 45 tonne HGVs on these roads."

"Horizon said in 2010 the people of Llanfachraeth would "not be unduly affected by traffic associated with the Wylfa development," Mr Wright said.

But they are putting my family at risk, I'll take any reasonable action to stop it. We also have problems with speeding in the village. "

Bob's wife Lyn Wright said: "It's a miracle no one has been hurt with the issues we already have."

A spokesperson on behalf for the Isle of Anglesey County Council said, “The A5025 is the current route for vehicles between Valley and Amlwch including deliveries to and from the existing Wylfa site. The road has also been identified for major improvements to accommodate the increased traffic generated by the construction of Wylfa Newydd. The Council has reviewed all the documents prepared by Horizon in relation to the construction of Wylfa Neywdd and has sent its formal response. This response, together with those from any others will be considered by the Planning Inspectorate during the forthcoming Issue Specific DCO hearings.”

A Horizon spokesperson said:

“We understand the strength of feeling about the road through Llanfachraeth and managing impacts on the village has shaped our roads strategy through several rounds of consultation.

“Construction of a bypass at Llanfachraeth ahead of main construction works commencing at the Wylfa Newydd site has always been, and remains, a vital part of our strategy for helping to manage traffic from the A55 to the site. This will see a permanent reduction in traffic through the village of around 90% compared to current levels once complete.

“However, there will be some site works carried out before the bypass is constructed and we are looking closely at ways we can limit the potential impact of project traffic on residents, including the development of a noise mitigation scheme.”