Housing plans at ex-Dudley's site in Rogerstone get go ahead
2:40pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
A PLAN for 26 affordable homes on a site used by a shop fitting firm that went out of business was given the go ahead yesterday.
Charter Housing Association has applied to demolish buildings at the former S Dudley and Sons site at 256-260 Tregwilym Road, Rogerstone, Newport.
Newport council planning committee yesterday approved the plans, which include six two bed homes, eleven three bed homes and nine one bedroom apartments.
The developer has said that all of the new homes in the £2.8 million development will be affordable.
However, conditions have been approved that will ensure that at least 30 per cent of the homes are set aside for the purpose, should the homes be sold on the open market.
Deputy-chairman of the committee Paul Hannon said it was a welcome development: “We recognise as an authority we are facing enormous challenges in providing affordable housing.”
It was highlighted at the meeting, in response to a question from Miqdad Al-Nuaimi, that the application will be subject to a condition requiring sound insulation to keep out traffic noise.
Seren Group, which Charter is part of, has previously said that construction is due to start at the end of 2013. S Dudley and Sons went out of business earlier this year.
The company was a shop-fitting contractor to high-profile retailers, but directors decided to appoint administrators after a period of difficult trading.
The closure led to the loss of 43 jobs. The aluminimum operation of S Dudley & Sons in Cardiff, established in 1993 and called Dudley’s Aluminium, was unaffected.
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