Morfa Beach footpath important says Rob Jones
5 November 2013 Last updated at 09:46 GMT
Port Talbot councillor Rob Jones tells Gilbert John of BBC Radio Wales why people are opposing plans to re-route public paths on a steelworks site close to popular Morfa Beach.
His comments come ahead of a planning inquiry being held after Neath Port Talbot council said the paths do not reach the beach and that walkers are in danger from vehicles used by Tata steelworks.
Mr Jones said: "Morfa beach is not only very picturesque in relation to its outlook and the vista that it provides across the bay but it is historically important.
"The D-Day Normandy landings were practised here.
"There are tanks in the sand, there are wrecks in the sand. It has a wonderful history."