The Roadking truck stop in Holyhead is understood to be closing today for development as a HMRC Border Post, with fears that problems could again be caused by lack of adequate parking.

Before the truck stop opened, lorries were regularly seen parked in unsuitable places, causing problems for residents.

The Ynys Môn MS Rhun ap Iorwerth, who has previously described the border plans as 'chaotic,' says the loss of this 'crucial part of port infrastructure' should not have been allowed to happen in this way.

He said: "The Roadking truck stop has become a crucial part of port infrastructure in Holyhead, providing a place for HGVs to park, and offering welfare facilities for drivers.

“To strip this facility away now, without a replacement being secured, is unacceptable.

“The people of Holyhead were fed up with a lack of parking spaces, and now they could bear the brunt of this chaos. It's further sign of how badly the UK Government prepared for leaving the EU.

"Of course, my other concern, as I've stated before, is for the Roadking staff. They are being told they are allowed to apply for new HMRC jobs.

“Well, how about showing some more commitment than that to their wellbeing? Given that the new border post won't be fully operational until late 2022, what are the workers expected to do in the meantime?"

Ynys Cybi councillor Trefor Lloyd Hughes has spoken with Mr ap Iorwerth about his concerns, and they both want solutions to be put in place immediately to avoid a return to the parking problems of the past.

Both have also reiterated their condemnation of a lack of commitment to providing jobs for the current Roadking workforce.

Councillor Hughes, who represents the Ynys Gybi ward, said: "The interests of Holyhead appear to have been forgotten in all this. A solution is needed immediately."

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “Following the sale of the Roadking site on Anglesey, HGV parking will no longer be available at this location.

"We are working with Anglesey County Council and HMRC to provide a longer term solution for HGV drivers and to minimise any local disruption.

"In the meantime we have ensured that short-term HGV parking and sanitation facilities are available at Parc Cybi.”