1200 homes could come to Rogerstone ex-metals site

AMBITIOUS plans to build up to 1,200 new homes on a former aluminium site in Newport are now in with the city council.

Walters Land is seeking what is known as outline Planning permission to create a new neighbourhood, dubbed Jubilee Park, on the former Alcan/Novelis site in Rogerstone.

Said to be a major regeneration opportunity by property agents Savills, the scheme is planned to include a new primary school and a neighbourhood centre with shops.

It will also see the re-use of Mandrake House for housing and the reuse of the existing Drill Hall for the community.

The Argus previously reported that Jubilee Park could generate 1,000 jobs over a decade of construction.

The site covers an area of 98 acres and is bound by Tregwilym Road to the north east and the River Ebbw to the Western and Southern boundaries.

The main access to the site will be off the roundabout by Tregwilym Road. A new corridor of open space would run along the site's western and southern boundaries, along the top of the eastern banks of the River Ebbw.

Planning documents say the precise format and content of the community centre is not yet known but could include shops, a clinic or surgery, pharmacy, local offices and community space.

Provision is also made for a local pub and restaurant.

Noveils closed in 2009 with the loss of 440 jobs. It supplied aluminium sheet and coils to the building, construction and engineering trades. More than 8,000 once worked at the factory.

The matter will be considered by Newport council planning committee in the near future.

 

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