Housing set for Argus Newport site

A HOUSING development that will see 82 homes built on part of the current South Wales Argus site was backed by planning councillors today.

Newport council’s planning committee voted unanimously to grant planning permission with conditions to Persimmon Homes for the homes to be built at Maesglas.

Committee members were told that the development will help fund improvements to the Argus offices on the remainder of the site.

The scheme will see some buildings demolished, including the disused printing press, with the Argus staff car park reconfigured to have 74 spaces.

Persimmon plans to build 82 dwellings, including 16 two-bed houses, 28 three- and 28 four-bed houses, and ten one-bed apartments and flats.

Daryl Jones, speaking on behalf of the development, said the redevelopment of the site will help to fund the refurbishment of the remaining Argus offices “and allow for ongoing operation”.

Cllr Richard White, for Marshfield, asked who would be responsible for a reen that runs through the site.

Mr Jones told the committee that a private management company, financed by residents, would be responsible. Committee members agreed to add a condition to the planning permission on the matter.

According to a report to the committee, the council has asked for a contribution of £149,171 from the developer to upgrade and maintain an off-site play area at Tredegar Park.

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12:52pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Gareth says...

Access to Bideford Road has been an issue since Pont Ebbw was built because of the placement of the traffic lights at Maesglas shops.

It's a bottleneck, and any more than a few cars queuing to turn right into Bideford Road brings eastbound traffic to a standstill.

I just hope they've considered the access implications as part of the planning.
Access to Bideford Road has been an issue since Pont Ebbw was built because of the placement of the traffic lights at Maesglas shops. It's a bottleneck, and any more than a few cars queuing to turn right into Bideford Road brings eastbound traffic to a standstill. I just hope they've considered the access implications as part of the planning. Gareth

1:32pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Citywatcher says...

No wonder A&E is full up. Lets ask for a contribution to maintain a playground but what about the NHS. Lets increase the City's population and forget about the infrastructure and services. In a couple of years you will have to travel to Llanfrechfa to get your emergency treatment
No wonder A&E is full up. Lets ask for a contribution to maintain a playground but what about the NHS. Lets increase the City's population and forget about the infrastructure and services. In a couple of years you will have to travel to Llanfrechfa to get your emergency treatment Citywatcher

6:02pm Thu 9 Jan 14

smartie40 says...

more houses more traffic and no doubt more traffic lights on cardiff road!! Schools will be over loaded no doubt aswell..
Bideford road is an accident hot spot every day too.

WHY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNCIL THEY SAVE ENOUGH MONEY OF US BY TURNING OUR STREET LIGHTS OFF AND RECYCLING OUR RUBBISH!! GIVE THE MONEY TO THE COMMUNITY IN MAESGLAS AND HELP THEM A BIT MORE!!
more houses more traffic and no doubt more traffic lights on cardiff road!! Schools will be over loaded no doubt aswell.. Bideford road is an accident hot spot every day too. WHY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNCIL THEY SAVE ENOUGH MONEY OF US BY TURNING OUR STREET LIGHTS OFF AND RECYCLING OUR RUBBISH!! GIVE THE MONEY TO THE COMMUNITY IN MAESGLAS AND HELP THEM A BIT MORE!! smartie40

6:23pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Gareth says...

smartie40 wrote:
more houses more traffic and no doubt more traffic lights on cardiff road!! Schools will be over loaded no doubt aswell..
Bideford road is an accident hot spot every day too.

WHY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNCIL THEY SAVE ENOUGH MONEY OF US BY TURNING OUR STREET LIGHTS OFF AND RECYCLING OUR RUBBISH!! GIVE THE MONEY TO THE COMMUNITY IN MAESGLAS AND HELP THEM A BIT MORE!!
I don't think giving money to residents of maesglas is on the agenda! Those paying higher rates of council tax would have an equally valid argument to use any such savings to cut their bills! I guess everyone wants someone else to give them (or let them keep) more money!
[quote][p][bold]smartie40[/bold] wrote: more houses more traffic and no doubt more traffic lights on cardiff road!! Schools will be over loaded no doubt aswell.. Bideford road is an accident hot spot every day too. WHY CONTRIBUTE TO THE COUNCIL THEY SAVE ENOUGH MONEY OF US BY TURNING OUR STREET LIGHTS OFF AND RECYCLING OUR RUBBISH!! GIVE THE MONEY TO THE COMMUNITY IN MAESGLAS AND HELP THEM A BIT MORE!![/p][/quote]I don't think giving money to residents of maesglas is on the agenda! Those paying higher rates of council tax would have an equally valid argument to use any such savings to cut their bills! I guess everyone wants someone else to give them (or let them keep) more money! Gareth

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