Bear Grylls applies to plant 'Private Property' signs on Welsh island

Keep off MY rock! Bear Grylls applies to plant two ‘Private Property’ signs on the tiny Welsh island he and family live on part-time in bid to deter tourists

  •  Bear Grylls purchased the island of Saint Tudwal’s West in 2001 for £95,000
  • He lives on the island part-time with his wife Shara, 47, and their three sons  
  • Now, Grylls wants to make sure that would-be visitors are deterred from visiting 
  • Submitted planning application for 2 signs, one in English and the other in Welsh 

Bear Grylls has launched a planning application for two ‘Private Property’ signs to be put up on the island where he and his family live part-time.

The 46-year-old TV personality, whose real name is Edward, purchased the island of Saint Tudwal’s West in 2001 for £95,000.

He is said to split his time between the Welsh island – which is less than half a mile long – and his main home in London, with his wife Shara, 47, and their three sons Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry. 

Now, Grylls wants to make sure that would-be visitors are deterred from visiting his island home by putting up signs warning it is private property.  

The presenter has submitted a planning application to Gwynedd Council for two stainless steel signs, one in English and the other in Welsh.

Bear Grylls (pictured) has launched a planning application for two ‘Private Property’ signs to be put up on the island where he and his family live part-time

The 46-year-old TV personality, whose real name is Edward, purchased the island of Saint Tudwal’s West (picture) in 2001 for £95,000

It comes after he secured backing from the same council in 2015 for a 129-metre slipway on the island.

Now, this new application for the two signs has stated: ‘A bilingual sign is required near the slipway to note that the island is private.’

The proposed signs would be fixed to the slipway safety rail, with the English sign measuring 3.9 feet across, and 1.3 feet high, and the Welsh sign measuring 4.8 feet across, and 1.3 feet high.

The rocky, grass-covered island is one of two St Tudwal’s Islands, off the north-west coast of Wales.

He is said to split his time between the Welsh island – which is less than half a mile long – and his main home in London, with his wife Shara, 47, (pictured on the island) and their three sons Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry

It measures around 2,000 feet long and 650 feet wide, and is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and a landscape of outstanding historical interest.

It is expected that Gwynedd Council planning officers will make a decision over the coming weeks.

In 2015, Grylls won planning permission to install a steel slipway on Saint Tudwal’s West.

The former SAS reservist encountered stiff opposition from conservationists, who feared his proposals would ‘impair the natural character’ of the island.

Now, Grylls wants to make sure that would-be visitors are deterred from visiting his island home (the island, pictured) by putting up signs warning it is private property

The area surrounding the island is inhabited by grey seals, bottle-nosed dolphins, otters, choughs and porpoises.

But Gwynedd Council were onside with his controversial proposal to create the 129ft slipway, which supports and launches two of his boats. 

And, in 2013 Grylls pulled down a cliff slide he had installed into the sea after the local council launched an investigation into whether he had broken planning rules. 

He has also previously had an application to create a harbour on the island refused.  

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