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In north Wales a request to allow Anglesey Showground's park and ride to be used to host a post-Brexit lorry facility has been rejected by council leaders.

As BBC News reports the land is needed for a potential customs check on HGVs arriving from the Republic of Ireland at the Port of Holyhead.

But the council's executive rejected the bid by the Anglesey Agricultural Society to use the park and ride site on Mona Industrial Estate.

The land is leased to the showground by the council.

The council leadership said the proposal was "wholly inappropriate" and would lead to "round the clock traffic" for communities near the showground and industrial estate where the facility would be housed.

Holyhead is the second busiest passenger ferry port in the UK, with ships carrying more than two million people between Wales and Ireland every year.

The port also sees more than 400,000 freight lorries crossing the Irish Sea annually.

More here from the ferry port related developments.

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Ferry operator Stena Line has said it hopes to conclude negotiations "very soon" which could allow its old port at Stranraer to be used as a lorry park.

As BBC news reports, the Scottish government revealed the plans in the event of a no-deal Brexit earlier this week.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney said there were concerns about traffic flows with Northern Ireland.

A spokesman for the ferry firm, which owns the site, confirmed talks over the move were at an advanced stage.

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