Holyhead truck stop jobs boost

Published date: 13 December 2012 |
Published by: Tomos Hughes
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PLANS TO build a truck stop near Holyhead could generate up to 80 jobs.
 
Conygar Investment Company PLC have submitted their planning application to Anglesey County Council, which also includes plans to build a logistics depot and offices at the proposed site at Parc Cybi.
 
The truck stop will provide parking for over 150 trucks using the busy Holyhead port to travel across the Irish Sea.
 
Robert Ware, CEO of Conygar said: “Holyhead is the second busiest roll on/roll off port in the UK yet has always lacked the support services to the logistics industry which are available at other competing ports.

“We believe that the provision of these facilities will alleviate the problems of overnight parking of lorries in Holyhead Town and the surrounding area and will greatly assist in easing congestion in and around the Port at peak operating times.”

Port manager of Holyhead Captain Wyn Parry said: “The port of Holyhead very much welcomes Conygar’s planning application and sees the development of a Truck Stop facility close by as a significant positive development for the Port, its customers and importantly the local community.

“The A55 is a major Trans European traffic route and we believe there will be strong demand for this facility from our existing customer base and we very much hope that it may also attract others to use the Port of Holyhead.”

Holyhead town councillor John Knox Crawford said: “It will be a boost. I’m all in favour of jobs coming to Holyhead, it’s the lifeblood of the town.

“What’s been a habit in the past is companies with the promise of jobs but not delivering on that promise. I hope that they do come here.”

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