HMRC unveils £46m Brexit customs post plans

Parc Cybi in Holyhead will hold the inland border facility if HMRC’s application is approved.

Construction on the project is estimated to take one year and involve employing 390 people. The estimated price tag for the scheme is £45.75m according to a report by Turley Economics.

When finished, the IBF will be capable of processing up to 346 HGVs every 24 hours. At its peak, it would be able to process 40 HGVs an hour.

Set on more than 20 acres, the customs post would take over an old Road King Truck Stop. The main building would become an IBF office with a 2,460 sq ft extension being added to increase office and admin space.

The plans submitted by Knights also include a two-storey office, drivers’ reception and welfare facilities building on the eastern part of the site. That building would be 5,450 sq ft.

The IBF would also have nine entry/exit gatehouses, 83 HGV parking spaces and 82 staff car parking spaces.

Brexit Customs Site In Anglesey, UK Gov, P Planning

Plans for the Inland Border Facility in Holyhead. Credit: via planning documents

If built, Turley said the building would generate £14.5m in net additional GVA annually for the economy of Wales, the majority of which would be in Anglesey.

The development team for the project includes Norder Design Associates, Hill Lawrence, Herrington Consulting, Emcus, Landscape Science Consultancy, Chris Blandford Associates, Waterman Infrastructure and Environment, and Philip Dunbavin Acoustics.

Looking to learn more? The application’s reference number with Anglesey Council is FPL/2021/337.

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What’s the point ….very few lorries from Ireland coming to wales now due to brexit

By George

All that expense and disruption for no benefit. Brexit is just pointless isn’t it?

By Proud Remoaner

Saw a really interesting piece the other week about the huge growth in direct shipping activity from Ireland to the continent, by-passing the UK. It’s clearly a strategic threat to Liverpool in particular, but as many commentators below the story noted, it will remove huge quantities of Irish haulage traffic from UK roads. Irish exporters have been using the UK as a land bridge for decades without paying for road usage, congestion, pollution or for the privilege of the convenience the UK afforded them.

We now get clearer roads and cleaner air – although we have to ask ourselves whether we think these are acceptable prices to pay for the lost jobs at the ports and perhaps among shipping agencies, etc?

By Sceptical

If Brexit has already happened, isn’t this to much, too late? And as the other gentleman suggests, do we need to encourage EU bound road haulage with Irish or even UK trucks. If direct shipping is now available and we have a trucking crisis, perhaps that unnecessary haulage can be distributed to the needy elsewhere.

By Brexiteer

And yet to date as of October 2022 it only processes a fraction of that projected figure and is unlikely to increase. Tax payers money wasted yet again. What a disgrace.

By Concerned

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