THE CELTIC Manor resort has submitted a planning application for a new conference centre which could create up to 150 jobs.

The resort has submitted an outline application for planning permission for an international conference centre and additional parking to Newport City Council.

The 12-page document says the application follows an announcement by the Welsh Government in autumn 2013 that it would support the development of an international convention centre for South Wales.

The Celtic Manor, which played host to the Ryder Cup in 2010, currently employs 760 people but expects that number to go up to 910 over the next 10 years if the centre goes ahead.

The report states: “The facility will create substantial employment benefit in the Newport area,not only during construction but also its upkeep and service.”

The application says that currently the hotel is ‘regularly’ having to turn away conference enquiries.

The proposal states that the centre will boast an exhibition hall and main auditorium, which will cater for a capacity of 4,000 delegates, requiring 30,000 sq metres of building over three floors.

The application says the resort anticipates the construction of the centre to take two years.