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Decent facilities planned on the Deeside Industrial Park for Holyhead truckers

TRUCKERS heading for Holyhead could enjoy decent facilities if proposals put forward by a well-known former Chester-based business are successful.

Gardening wholesaler, Dandy’s Landscape Supplies Centre, has submitted plans for a secure 70-space lorry park on the Deeside Industrial Park.

An application for the £100,000 park serving the A55 and A550, with showers, toilets and a 24-hour canteen, was due to be considered yesterday by Flintshire County Council’s planning and development control committee.

Owner Adam Dandy points out there are no decent facilities, including toilets, on the industrial estate for lorry drivers.

The company argues the site is well situated for lorries from the south and east of the country travelling to Holyhead, which must take a rest break after four hours 45 minutes’ drive time.

The firm maintains there is a demand for lorry parking on the industrial park and they have received direct approaches.

It is also claimed the need for secure parking is acknowledged by the North Wales Police and evidence points to security problems for drivers using the estate.

Planning officers point out the site has direct access on to both sides of the A548 without passing through a residential area.

Bearing in mind the commercial nature of the locality, where there is already ‘intense’ HGV activity, the proposal would not be unduly detrimental to highway safety.

The application is recommended for approval.