Flats plan for Newport street regeneration

Flats plan for Newport street regeneration

BYGONES: What the surrounding streets looked like in years gone by (Photo from South Wales Argus archive)

CHANGES: The building at the corner of Upper Dock Street where planning permission has been lodged to create flats

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TEN flats could be created along Newport's Upper Dock Street after planning permission has been sought from the council to convert the upper floors of a former potato warehouse.

A Swansea-based company named Pound Palm Ltd has lodged the application to create six, one-bed flats and four two-bed flats in the top half of the three-storey building at the corner of Upper Dock Street and Skinner Street.

The ground floor containing Carousel Leisure and Amusement Arcade and the vacant Musical Instrument Specialists shop would remain untouched, according to the application.

"In terms of the character and appearance, a key aim of the detailed architectural design is to significantly improve the streetscape of Upper Dock Street while also being sensitive to the surrounding conservation area," the application states.

"The proposed development will improve vacant and redundant upper floors to provide a use that will assist in enhancing the vitality of the town centre."

The applicant also asks the council to waive or reduce the usual section 106 request for cash to boost parks and schools in light of the regeneration potential for the city centre.

To comment on the application, email planning@newport.gov.uk quoting application number 14/0709 or write to the Head of Regeneration and Regulatory Services, Newport council, Civic Centre, Newport, NP20 4UR, before September 13.

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8:55am Tue 26 Aug 14

John Frost Lives says...

More good news, I love that 'strip' of buildings. If you look up you can see the most gorgeous 'egyptian' inspired architecture. And the rear of that building has old warehouse style 'loft' style architecture, which it's about time the city appreciated. I am sure there will be those who poo poo this, and say 'who would want to live in those flats, and single mums etc...but this is now a well executed plan by the council with Welsh Govt backing, and within a years time, all these high quality flat conversions. allied to the new shopping developments will make a hell of a difference, great news!
shame the company behind it are called pound.....!!
More good news, I love that 'strip' of buildings. If you look up you can see the most gorgeous 'egyptian' inspired architecture. And the rear of that building has old warehouse style 'loft' style architecture, which it's about time the city appreciated. I am sure there will be those who poo poo this, and say 'who would want to live in those flats, and single mums etc...but this is now a well executed plan by the council with Welsh Govt backing, and within a years time, all these high quality flat conversions. allied to the new shopping developments will make a hell of a difference, great news! shame the company behind it are called pound.....!! John Frost Lives
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