Newport ex-school site could get 92 homes

South Wales Argus: A planning application has been made to Newport City Council to build 92 homes on the former Queens Hill school site A planning application has been made to Newport City Council to build 92 homes on the former Queens Hill school site

THE grounds of a former comprehensive school could house 92 homes under new proposals submitted to planners.

The site of the former Queens Hill Comprehensive School in Newport has also been targeted for new recreational facilities for the adjoining St Mary’s Roman Catholic School.

According to documents submitted to Newport City Council planners by the council itself and Residual Lands Ltd, ten of the 92 homes would be affordable.

A 50m by 18m hard surfaced playground for St Mary’s is also in the works – due to be laid at the site of a school meals building that will be demolished – as is a 40m by 18m mini sports pitch for rugby.

Some open space would be provided, with plans including the retention, maintenance and protection of “existing significant trees”.

Developers argued that without a beneficial use, “the land and empty buildings will degrade as they lie empty and fall into disrepair.”

Last year, a survey of residents found most who responded said they’d like to see improved school facilities at the site.

The application would allow for the site to be sold and developed by a different firm, as the council cannot develop it itself.

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7:43am Wed 7 May 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

'Affordable' is a relative term. Affordable to whom exactly ... people with lots of money to spend, presumably.
'Affordable' is a relative term. Affordable to whom exactly ... people with lots of money to spend, presumably. ex-St. Julians boy
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2:47pm Wed 7 May 14

Helsbels76 says...

How about building a new welsh medium school instead to provide places for all the children who won't have a place in the welsh comp in pontypool??? Newport alone has 4 welsh primary schools with no places available in pontypool. Aren't there enough houses in Newport already??? Nobody can afford to buy them!!!!
How about building a new welsh medium school instead to provide places for all the children who won't have a place in the welsh comp in pontypool??? Newport alone has 4 welsh primary schools with no places available in pontypool. Aren't there enough houses in Newport already??? Nobody can afford to buy them!!!! Helsbels76
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5:27pm Wed 7 May 14

hazellboy says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
'Affordable' is a relative term. Affordable to whom exactly ... people with lots of money to spend, presumably.
affordable homes are built exclusively for low income families at a low rental rate.
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: 'Affordable' is a relative term. Affordable to whom exactly ... people with lots of money to spend, presumably.[/p][/quote]affordable homes are built exclusively for low income families at a low rental rate. hazellboy
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7:26pm Wed 7 May 14

mrleebob says...

Helsbels76 wrote:
How about building a new welsh medium school instead to provide places for all the children who won't have a place in the welsh comp in pontypool??? Newport alone has 4 welsh primary schools with no places available in pontypool. Aren't there enough houses in Newport already??? Nobody can afford to buy them!!!!
You want to teach children to contact the dead in Welsh?
[quote][p][bold]Helsbels76[/bold] wrote: How about building a new welsh medium school instead to provide places for all the children who won't have a place in the welsh comp in pontypool??? Newport alone has 4 welsh primary schools with no places available in pontypool. Aren't there enough houses in Newport already??? Nobody can afford to buy them!!!![/p][/quote]You want to teach children to contact the dead in Welsh? mrleebob
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1:42pm Thu 8 May 14

Lliswerry Man says...

Some very clever manipulation of land being used to build on lately in and around Newport..... certain sites closing and all of a sudden, its available for Housing.... someone is making a pretty penny from all these "land deals"..... all these NEW affordable homes popping up... yet the "Housing List" at NCC and its partners is not getting smaller...... oh thats right, you allocate to those from out the Borough first....
Some very clever manipulation of land being used to build on lately in and around Newport..... certain sites closing and all of a sudden, its available for Housing.... someone is making a pretty penny from all these "land deals"..... all these NEW affordable homes popping up... yet the "Housing List" at NCC and its partners is not getting smaller...... oh thats right, you allocate to those from out the Borough first.... Lliswerry Man
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