Work starts on Newport ex-golf course homes

First published in Gwent news

WORK is under way to build houses on in Newport on the site of the former Tredegar Park golf course near Bassaleg, as developers install flood protection measures.

Newbridge Construction Limited say the defences they are putting in place will be sufficient to hold back water from the River Ebbw and even protect other properties already at risk downstream.

Planning permission for the development was initially refused, but was granted after appeal in 2007 on the condition that robust defences were put in place.

When Newbridge Construction Limited has finished the work, around 150 new homes will be created on the 92 acre site.

A spokeswoman for Newbridge Construction Ltd said: “We have worked closely with Newport City Council and Natural Resources Wales to ensure the best solution for the site in terms of flood alleviation and its future uses for the local community.”

The council initially refused permission to build on the former golf course site in the west of Newport.

But after appeal and a promise to address concerns the development was given the green light.

A “bund”, which holds water during flooding, in Tredegar Park Sports Ground has already been moved and will take pressure off the river downstream as the sports ground could act as a replacement flood plain.

The project means sports pitches at the park have to be realigned, but the plans allow for the creation of three more pitches than originally, increasing the number to 15.

Workers will now fell a number of poplar and cypress trees in order to reinforce the bund between the M4 and the Ebbw.

Newbridge Construction Ltd said the result of their development, including native trees being planted, would be a landscape “more in keeping with a UK parkland setting whilst substantially improving the level of flood protection to Duffryn and other low lying areas downstream.”

Anyone who has any questions about the work which is going on is invited to call the project managers on 029 20623336.

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6:03pm Sat 22 Mar 14

BernardCCC says...

No thanks!
No thanks! BernardCCC
  • Score: 1

6:30pm Sat 22 Mar 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

Good luck to anyone daft enough to buy one.
Good luck to anyone daft enough to buy one. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 7

6:40pm Sat 22 Mar 14

dky1899 says...

ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
Good luck to anyone daft enough to buy one.
People were daft enough to by homes @ Afon Village despite the ground being full of all sorts of stuff left over from the old power station towers - so anything is possible.
[quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: Good luck to anyone daft enough to buy one.[/p][/quote]People were daft enough to by homes @ Afon Village despite the ground being full of all sorts of stuff left over from the old power station towers - so anything is possible. dky1899
  • Score: 8

7:08pm Sat 22 Mar 14

ex-St. Julians boy says...

dky1899 wrote:
ex-St. Julians boy wrote:
Good luck to anyone daft enough to buy one.
People were daft enough to by homes @ Afon Village despite the ground being full of all sorts of stuff left over from the old power station towers - so anything is possible.
Unfortunately, mate, there will always be sufficient terminally stupid people to make it worth the risk of the financial outlay for the builders / developers. Perhaps they will offer to include a free canoe with every house purchase.
[quote][p][bold]dky1899[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ex-St. Julians boy[/bold] wrote: Good luck to anyone daft enough to buy one.[/p][/quote]People were daft enough to by homes @ Afon Village despite the ground being full of all sorts of stuff left over from the old power station towers - so anything is possible.[/p][/quote]Unfortunately, mate, there will always be sufficient terminally stupid people to make it worth the risk of the financial outlay for the builders / developers. Perhaps they will offer to include a free canoe with every house purchase. ex-St. Julians boy
  • Score: 9

8:01pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Quarto says...

So finally the truth has come out, the bund at Tredegar Park taking up a huge area of parkland is to line somebody else's pockets at the expense of Newport residents and not to just protect the playing area..

Another Park that will be lost to future generations
So finally the truth has come out, the bund at Tredegar Park taking up a huge area of parkland is to line somebody else's pockets at the expense of Newport residents and not to just protect the playing area.. Another Park that will be lost to future generations Quarto
  • Score: 15

9:38pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Lord coed melyn says...

HOW DID THEY GET ROUND THE COVENANT?
I no the the next question.( WHAT COVENANT) The covenant that gave the land (called deer park) to the people of Newport. ie ROGERSTONE AND BASSALEG. To be held under the said for leisure, amenities , wellbeing ,
The said land was from the toll road. ie,( cardiff rd) to park view,bassaleg.
Under the covenant it seemed to work well. DEER PARK BECAME CUT IN TWO?
When m4 was built , One side became Tredegar park and when you. go through the motorway subway connection that is still in place. THERE ARE WALKING AND CYCLE ROUTES AND ACCESS TO ALL AREAS .THERE IS FISH IN THE RIVER FOR GODS SAKE?
You are in deer park. Used by tredegar park golf club. Under the covenant? section.( leisure) Other parts of deer park are used, Are whitehead sports and social club. leisure, sports, and amenities, And the ambulance station
the funeral directors, wellbeing, ?
THE COVENANT HOLDS ALL TO THAT.
So i know the next question who are the trustees of the covenant?
Well it happens to be llanover and Newport corporation. At the time of handover. But now the reasonable body is ? You guest it newport city council.
When I asked Newport council officers. Said they cannot find the deeds of covenant or any paper work it was so long ago WE HAVE LOST THEM? Their own web site when you go to the history of tredegar house tells you?. NOW I KNOW SOME ON THIS SITE DONT LIKE WHAT I SAY?
I Have asked all parties AND yourselfs to help me to get a hold of this subject and sort out what has and what the hell is going on. Things have got to change on the city council.
All of you and i mean all of you.There is need for banter in politics but you must come to understanding. I Cannot for the life of me believe this?
I OVERHEARD ONE TALKING TO ANOTHER FROM BOTH SIDES OF
THE POLITICAL DIVIDE. ABOUT ME HE,s GOT A POINT WHO IS NEWBRIDGE CONNECTED TO SHUT UP ITS LLANOVER? but ? SHUT UP.
There all in it together. I DONT WANT THAT ? Give me a men or women .
THAT ARE NOT PERSUADED TO DITCH PRINCIPLES,. FOR SAKE OF MONEY AND POWER. The man gave the land to NEWPORT. YOU MUST
FOLLOW LORD TREDEGAR WISHES STOP THIS . THE MONEY IS MILLIONS FOR SOME RICH LORD IN SOME SCOTTISH EST, NEWPORTS PEOPLE WILL LOSE. IF YOU DON'T SORT IT OUT GET OUT ALL OF YOU. WASTERS WE ARE BEING ROBBED.
HOW DID THEY GET ROUND THE COVENANT? I no the the next question.( WHAT COVENANT) The covenant that gave the land (called deer park) to the people of Newport. ie ROGERSTONE AND BASSALEG. To be held under the said for leisure, amenities , wellbeing , The said land was from the toll road. ie,( cardiff rd) to park view,bassaleg. Under the covenant it seemed to work well. DEER PARK BECAME CUT IN TWO? When m4 was built , One side became Tredegar park and when you. go through the motorway subway connection that is still in place. THERE ARE WALKING AND CYCLE ROUTES AND ACCESS TO ALL AREAS .THERE IS FISH IN THE RIVER FOR GODS SAKE? You are in deer park. Used by tredegar park golf club. Under the covenant? section.( leisure) Other parts of deer park are used, Are whitehead sports and social club. leisure, sports, and amenities, And the ambulance station the funeral directors, wellbeing, ? THE COVENANT HOLDS ALL TO THAT. So i know the next question who are the trustees of the covenant? Well it happens to be llanover and Newport corporation. At the time of handover. But now the reasonable body is ? You guest it newport city council. When I asked Newport council officers. Said they cannot find the deeds of covenant or any paper work it was so long ago WE HAVE LOST THEM? Their own web site when you go to the history of tredegar house tells you?. NOW I KNOW SOME ON THIS SITE DONT LIKE WHAT I SAY? I Have asked all parties AND yourselfs to help me to get a hold of this subject and sort out what has and what the hell is going on. Things have got to change on the city council. All of you and i mean all of you.There is need for banter in politics but you must come to understanding. I Cannot for the life of me believe this? I OVERHEARD ONE TALKING TO ANOTHER FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL DIVIDE. ABOUT ME HE,s GOT A POINT WHO IS NEWBRIDGE CONNECTED TO SHUT UP ITS LLANOVER? but ? SHUT UP. There all in it together. I DONT WANT THAT ? Give me a men or women . THAT ARE NOT PERSUADED TO DITCH PRINCIPLES,. FOR SAKE OF MONEY AND POWER. The man gave the land to NEWPORT. YOU MUST FOLLOW LORD TREDEGAR WISHES STOP THIS . THE MONEY IS MILLIONS FOR SOME RICH LORD IN SOME SCOTTISH EST, NEWPORTS PEOPLE WILL LOSE. IF YOU DON'T SORT IT OUT GET OUT ALL OF YOU. WASTERS WE ARE BEING ROBBED. Lord coed melyn
  • Score: 21

11:59pm Sat 22 Mar 14

ExNewport says...

Lord coed melyn wrote:
HOW DID THEY GET ROUND THE COVENANT?
I no the the next question.( WHAT COVENANT) The covenant that gave the land (called deer park) to the people of Newport. ie ROGERSTONE AND BASSALEG. To be held under the said for leisure, amenities , wellbeing ,
The said land was from the toll road. ie,( cardiff rd) to park view,bassaleg.
Under the covenant it seemed to work well. DEER PARK BECAME CUT IN TWO?
When m4 was built , One side became Tredegar park and when you. go through the motorway subway connection that is still in place. THERE ARE WALKING AND CYCLE ROUTES AND ACCESS TO ALL AREAS .THERE IS FISH IN THE RIVER FOR GODS SAKE?
You are in deer park. Used by tredegar park golf club. Under the covenant? section.( leisure) Other parts of deer park are used, Are whitehead sports and social club. leisure, sports, and amenities, And the ambulance station
the funeral directors, wellbeing, ?
THE COVENANT HOLDS ALL TO THAT.
So i know the next question who are the trustees of the covenant?
Well it happens to be llanover and Newport corporation. At the time of handover. But now the reasonable body is ? You guest it newport city council.
When I asked Newport council officers. Said they cannot find the deeds of covenant or any paper work it was so long ago WE HAVE LOST THEM? Their own web site when you go to the history of tredegar house tells you?. NOW I KNOW SOME ON THIS SITE DONT LIKE WHAT I SAY?
I Have asked all parties AND yourselfs to help me to get a hold of this subject and sort out what has and what the hell is going on. Things have got to change on the city council.
All of you and i mean all of you.There is need for banter in politics but you must come to understanding. I Cannot for the life of me believe this?
I OVERHEARD ONE TALKING TO ANOTHER FROM BOTH SIDES OF
THE POLITICAL DIVIDE. ABOUT ME HE,s GOT A POINT WHO IS NEWBRIDGE CONNECTED TO SHUT UP ITS LLANOVER? but ? SHUT UP.
There all in it together. I DONT WANT THAT ? Give me a men or women .
THAT ARE NOT PERSUADED TO DITCH PRINCIPLES,. FOR SAKE OF MONEY AND POWER. The man gave the land to NEWPORT. YOU MUST
FOLLOW LORD TREDEGAR WISHES STOP THIS . THE MONEY IS MILLIONS FOR SOME RICH LORD IN SOME SCOTTISH EST, NEWPORTS PEOPLE WILL LOSE. IF YOU DON'T SORT IT OUT GET OUT ALL OF YOU. WASTERS WE ARE BEING ROBBED.
Who cares?
[quote][p][bold]Lord coed melyn[/bold] wrote: HOW DID THEY GET ROUND THE COVENANT? I no the the next question.( WHAT COVENANT) The covenant that gave the land (called deer park) to the people of Newport. ie ROGERSTONE AND BASSALEG. To be held under the said for leisure, amenities , wellbeing , The said land was from the toll road. ie,( cardiff rd) to park view,bassaleg. Under the covenant it seemed to work well. DEER PARK BECAME CUT IN TWO? When m4 was built , One side became Tredegar park and when you. go through the motorway subway connection that is still in place. THERE ARE WALKING AND CYCLE ROUTES AND ACCESS TO ALL AREAS .THERE IS FISH IN THE RIVER FOR GODS SAKE? You are in deer park. Used by tredegar park golf club. Under the covenant? section.( leisure) Other parts of deer park are used, Are whitehead sports and social club. leisure, sports, and amenities, And the ambulance station the funeral directors, wellbeing, ? THE COVENANT HOLDS ALL TO THAT. So i know the next question who are the trustees of the covenant? Well it happens to be llanover and Newport corporation. At the time of handover. But now the reasonable body is ? You guest it newport city council. When I asked Newport council officers. Said they cannot find the deeds of covenant or any paper work it was so long ago WE HAVE LOST THEM? Their own web site when you go to the history of tredegar house tells you?. NOW I KNOW SOME ON THIS SITE DONT LIKE WHAT I SAY? I Have asked all parties AND yourselfs to help me to get a hold of this subject and sort out what has and what the hell is going on. Things have got to change on the city council. All of you and i mean all of you.There is need for banter in politics but you must come to understanding. I Cannot for the life of me believe this? I OVERHEARD ONE TALKING TO ANOTHER FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL DIVIDE. ABOUT ME HE,s GOT A POINT WHO IS NEWBRIDGE CONNECTED TO SHUT UP ITS LLANOVER? but ? SHUT UP. There all in it together. I DONT WANT THAT ? Give me a men or women . THAT ARE NOT PERSUADED TO DITCH PRINCIPLES,. FOR SAKE OF MONEY AND POWER. The man gave the land to NEWPORT. YOU MUST FOLLOW LORD TREDEGAR WISHES STOP THIS . THE MONEY IS MILLIONS FOR SOME RICH LORD IN SOME SCOTTISH EST, NEWPORTS PEOPLE WILL LOSE. IF YOU DON'T SORT IT OUT GET OUT ALL OF YOU. WASTERS WE ARE BEING ROBBED.[/p][/quote]Who cares? ExNewport
  • Score: -15

2:44am Sun 23 Mar 14

altom23 says...

I care lord cae melyn. What you mentioned is bad enough also if...when they build even more traffic problems around pye corner and j28. How much building can rogerstone and bassaleg take??
I care lord cae melyn. What you mentioned is bad enough also if...when they build even more traffic problems around pye corner and j28. How much building can rogerstone and bassaleg take?? altom23
  • Score: 9

8:15am Sun 23 Mar 14

john.hall1000 says...

How many back handers was made to get planning permission for the building on this land, that belongs to the people of newport, not the clowns that run the council.
How many back handers was made to get planning permission for the building on this land, that belongs to the people of newport, not the clowns that run the council. john.hall1000
  • Score: 12

9:17am Sun 23 Mar 14

Llanmartinangel says...

altom23 wrote:
I care lord cae melyn. What you mentioned is bad enough also if...when they build even more traffic problems around pye corner and j28. How much building can rogerstone and bassaleg take??
What I want to know is 'how on earth did you decipher what lord cae meyn wrote'. I've seen some clever linguistic stunts in my time but hats off to you.
[quote][p][bold]altom23[/bold] wrote: I care lord cae melyn. What you mentioned is bad enough also if...when they build even more traffic problems around pye corner and j28. How much building can rogerstone and bassaleg take??[/p][/quote]What I want to know is 'how on earth did you decipher what lord cae meyn wrote'. I've seen some clever linguistic stunts in my time but hats off to you. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 8

11:48am Sun 23 Mar 14

Monmouthshire Merlin says...

Deer Park was given to the people of Newport in 1928.
It cannot be taken away. It will be illegal to build on it,, since the covenant stated it was for recreational use.
The fact that Newport City Council have 'lost' the covenant does not permit the development!
It is for Newport City Council, to disprove the covenant.
An injunction is required, perhaps someone has a link in to John Griffiths, he is the assembly member for culture. He should be advised and should undertake the investigation. in the meantime development should cease.
Deer Park was given to the people of Newport in 1928. It cannot be taken away. It will be illegal to build on it,, since the covenant stated it was for recreational use. The fact that Newport City Council have 'lost' the covenant does not permit the development! It is for Newport City Council, to disprove the covenant. An injunction is required, perhaps someone has a link in to John Griffiths, he is the assembly member for culture. He should be advised and should undertake the investigation. in the meantime development should cease. Monmouthshire Merlin
  • Score: 11

11:55am Sun 23 Mar 14

Monmouthshire Merlin says...

ExNewport wrote:
Lord coed melyn wrote:
HOW DID THEY GET ROUND THE COVENANT?
I no the the next question.( WHAT COVENANT) The covenant that gave the land (called deer park) to the people of Newport. ie ROGERSTONE AND BASSALEG. To be held under the said for leisure, amenities , wellbeing ,
The said land was from the toll road. ie,( cardiff rd) to park view,bassaleg.
Under the covenant it seemed to work well. DEER PARK BECAME CUT IN TWO?
When m4 was built , One side became Tredegar park and when you. go through the motorway subway connection that is still in place. THERE ARE WALKING AND CYCLE ROUTES AND ACCESS TO ALL AREAS .THERE IS FISH IN THE RIVER FOR GODS SAKE?
You are in deer park. Used by tredegar park golf club. Under the covenant? section.( leisure) Other parts of deer park are used, Are whitehead sports and social club. leisure, sports, and amenities, And the ambulance station
the funeral directors, wellbeing, ?
THE COVENANT HOLDS ALL TO THAT.
So i know the next question who are the trustees of the covenant?
Well it happens to be llanover and Newport corporation. At the time of handover. But now the reasonable body is ? You guest it newport city council.
When I asked Newport council officers. Said they cannot find the deeds of covenant or any paper work it was so long ago WE HAVE LOST THEM? Their own web site when you go to the history of tredegar house tells you?. NOW I KNOW SOME ON THIS SITE DONT LIKE WHAT I SAY?
I Have asked all parties AND yourselfs to help me to get a hold of this subject and sort out what has and what the hell is going on. Things have got to change on the city council.
All of you and i mean all of you.There is need for banter in politics but you must come to understanding. I Cannot for the life of me believe this?
I OVERHEARD ONE TALKING TO ANOTHER FROM BOTH SIDES OF
THE POLITICAL DIVIDE. ABOUT ME HE,s GOT A POINT WHO IS NEWBRIDGE CONNECTED TO SHUT UP ITS LLANOVER? but ? SHUT UP.
There all in it together. I DONT WANT THAT ? Give me a men or women .
THAT ARE NOT PERSUADED TO DITCH PRINCIPLES,. FOR SAKE OF MONEY AND POWER. The man gave the land to NEWPORT. YOU MUST
FOLLOW LORD TREDEGAR WISHES STOP THIS . THE MONEY IS MILLIONS FOR SOME RICH LORD IN SOME SCOTTISH EST, NEWPORTS PEOPLE WILL LOSE. IF YOU DON'T SORT IT OUT GET OUT ALL OF YOU. WASTERS WE ARE BEING ROBBED.
Who cares?
We care because we live here and are not ' Ex Newport' !
If you don't care, please keep your thoughts to yourself, since they contribute nothing.
Newport is very dear to the vast majority of its residents. Unfortunately, it is being ' rapped' by a council and it's officers.
Enough is enough. We need councillors who care, and planners who can think and act in the interest of the residents and not developers with their own self interests!
[quote][p][bold]ExNewport[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord coed melyn[/bold] wrote: HOW DID THEY GET ROUND THE COVENANT? I no the the next question.( WHAT COVENANT) The covenant that gave the land (called deer park) to the people of Newport. ie ROGERSTONE AND BASSALEG. To be held under the said for leisure, amenities , wellbeing , The said land was from the toll road. ie,( cardiff rd) to park view,bassaleg. Under the covenant it seemed to work well. DEER PARK BECAME CUT IN TWO? When m4 was built , One side became Tredegar park and when you. go through the motorway subway connection that is still in place. THERE ARE WALKING AND CYCLE ROUTES AND ACCESS TO ALL AREAS .THERE IS FISH IN THE RIVER FOR GODS SAKE? You are in deer park. Used by tredegar park golf club. Under the covenant? section.( leisure) Other parts of deer park are used, Are whitehead sports and social club. leisure, sports, and amenities, And the ambulance station the funeral directors, wellbeing, ? THE COVENANT HOLDS ALL TO THAT. So i know the next question who are the trustees of the covenant? Well it happens to be llanover and Newport corporation. At the time of handover. But now the reasonable body is ? You guest it newport city council. When I asked Newport council officers. Said they cannot find the deeds of covenant or any paper work it was so long ago WE HAVE LOST THEM? Their own web site when you go to the history of tredegar house tells you?. NOW I KNOW SOME ON THIS SITE DONT LIKE WHAT I SAY? I Have asked all parties AND yourselfs to help me to get a hold of this subject and sort out what has and what the hell is going on. Things have got to change on the city council. All of you and i mean all of you.There is need for banter in politics but you must come to understanding. I Cannot for the life of me believe this? I OVERHEARD ONE TALKING TO ANOTHER FROM BOTH SIDES OF THE POLITICAL DIVIDE. ABOUT ME HE,s GOT A POINT WHO IS NEWBRIDGE CONNECTED TO SHUT UP ITS LLANOVER? but ? SHUT UP. There all in it together. I DONT WANT THAT ? Give me a men or women . THAT ARE NOT PERSUADED TO DITCH PRINCIPLES,. FOR SAKE OF MONEY AND POWER. The man gave the land to NEWPORT. YOU MUST FOLLOW LORD TREDEGAR WISHES STOP THIS . THE MONEY IS MILLIONS FOR SOME RICH LORD IN SOME SCOTTISH EST, NEWPORTS PEOPLE WILL LOSE. IF YOU DON'T SORT IT OUT GET OUT ALL OF YOU. WASTERS WE ARE BEING ROBBED.[/p][/quote]Who cares?[/p][/quote]We care because we live here and are not ' Ex Newport' ! If you don't care, please keep your thoughts to yourself, since they contribute nothing. Newport is very dear to the vast majority of its residents. Unfortunately, it is being ' rapped' by a council and it's officers. Enough is enough. We need councillors who care, and planners who can think and act in the interest of the residents and not developers with their own self interests! Monmouthshire Merlin
  • Score: 8

12:15pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Lord coed melyn says...

Llanmartinangel wrote:
altom23 wrote:
I care lord cae melyn. What you mentioned is bad enough also if...when they build even more traffic problems around pye corner and j28. How much building can rogerstone and bassaleg take??
What I want to know is 'how on earth did you decipher what lord cae meyn wrote'. I've seen some clever linguistic stunts in my time but hats off to you.
I ASKED FOR YOUR HELP?
But was meet with your personal bigotry. I'm dyslexic tolerance is a is a trait of the welsh i have broad shoulders,
Now back to the point?
Tredegar goark golf club only move with the persuasion. Of free land on their New site and a new clubhouse and any expense paid .WHAT did the developers get?
Just for old club house and car park site, apx £16 mil 77 flats?
For clearing land of tenants under covenant .
what did Newport get £65000 it is said for a kids play area that have never happened locals tell me? the only new park was in situ before.
Planning was refused by wag Newport city passed it under the local dev/ plan.
The Development of rest of deer park jest the old golf club site is
150 houses approx £48 million,
newport massed the money for viaduct way, Bassaleg which was no longer needed by whitehead sports and social.
so was given up under covenant to Newport and llanover . Approx 80 houses on the development worth £16 million? .So it dont take much thing who is going to give up the rest of the covenant.
Whitehead sport and social.
That will be the last of our money stolen and amenities lost to the people of NEWPORT.
[quote][p][bold]Llanmartinangel[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]altom23[/bold] wrote: I care lord cae melyn. What you mentioned is bad enough also if...when they build even more traffic problems around pye corner and j28. How much building can rogerstone and bassaleg take??[/p][/quote]What I want to know is 'how on earth did you decipher what lord cae meyn wrote'. I've seen some clever linguistic stunts in my time but hats off to you.[/p][/quote]I ASKED FOR YOUR HELP? But was meet with your personal bigotry. I'm dyslexic tolerance is a is a trait of the welsh i have broad shoulders, Now back to the point? Tredegar goark golf club only move with the persuasion. Of free land on their New site and a new clubhouse and any expense paid .WHAT did the developers get? Just for old club house and car park site, apx £16 mil 77 flats? For clearing land of tenants under covenant . what did Newport get £65000 it is said for a kids play area that have never happened locals tell me? the only new park was in situ before. Planning was refused by wag Newport city passed it under the local dev/ plan. The Development of rest of deer park jest the old golf club site is 150 houses approx £48 million, newport massed the money for viaduct way, Bassaleg which was no longer needed by whitehead sports and social. so was given up under covenant to Newport and llanover . Approx 80 houses on the development worth £16 million? .So it dont take much thing who is going to give up the rest of the covenant. Whitehead sport and social. That will be the last of our money stolen and amenities lost to the people of NEWPORT. Lord coed melyn
  • Score: 3

8:37pm Sun 23 Mar 14

ExNewport says...

Look, the 'covenant' wasn't worth the paper it was written on and if Lord Tredegar was around now he would rip it up and build on the land himself! (he was that sort of guy) so get over it.
Look, the 'covenant' wasn't worth the paper it was written on and if Lord Tredegar was around now he would rip it up and build on the land himself! (he was that sort of guy) so get over it. ExNewport
  • Score: -4

9:33pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Alljay says...

Any one herd about the new junction 27 onto the m4. Closing Highcross! To access the high volume of traffic from Alcan new housing and ex TP golf course housing traffic ??
Any one herd about the new junction 27 onto the m4. Closing Highcross! To access the high volume of traffic from Alcan new housing and ex TP golf course housing traffic ?? Alljay
  • Score: -3

10:27pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Dixie Smith says...

Has anyone tried asking the local archive if they have a copy of the covenant?
Has anyone tried asking the local archive if they have a copy of the covenant? Dixie Smith
  • Score: 3

10:56pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Dixie Smith says...

It's like it would have also been reported in the local papers in 1928 when the covenant was put in place
It's like it would have also been reported in the local papers in 1928 when the covenant was put in place Dixie Smith
  • Score: 4

11:54pm Sun 23 Mar 14

bugsy93 says...

It's not just Torfaen Council that's corrupt when it comes to down to taking up our valuable land for the profits of the developers.
It's not just Torfaen Council that's corrupt when it comes to down to taking up our valuable land for the profits of the developers. bugsy93
  • Score: 4

12:02pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Stan Edwards says...

We bought a house on this site in Newport but they didn't clear the covenant.
Is there any problem?
Not really - FORE!
We bought a house on this site in Newport but they didn't clear the covenant. Is there any problem? Not really - FORE! Stan Edwards
  • Score: 0

1:52pm Mon 24 Mar 14

smartie40 says...

More Traffic on the surrounding roads, have they no thought of this especailly as they are building hundreds of homes in rogerstone/Alcan site. The traffic is chaos everyday now with traffic built up on forge lane and highcorss. It takes a long time to travel on these roads to enter the motorway COUNCILLORS IN ROGERTSONE/NEWPORT HAVE YOU NOT THOUGHT AND CONSIDERED ABOUT THE TRAFFIC SITUATION BEFORE YOU START LINING YOUR POCKETS WITH COUNCIL TAX ETC FROM THESE NEW HOMES!! THERE IS NO EASY ROAD NETWORK OUT OF ROGERSTONE AND BASSALEG IT HAS DEFINTLEY PUT ME OFF MOVING TO ROGERSTONE ITS A NIGHTMARE TO GET ANYWHERE AT PEAK TIMES!!
More Traffic on the surrounding roads, have they no thought of this especailly as they are building hundreds of homes in rogerstone/Alcan site. The traffic is chaos everyday now with traffic built up on forge lane and highcorss. It takes a long time to travel on these roads to enter the motorway COUNCILLORS IN ROGERTSONE/NEWPORT HAVE YOU NOT THOUGHT AND CONSIDERED ABOUT THE TRAFFIC SITUATION BEFORE YOU START LINING YOUR POCKETS WITH COUNCIL TAX ETC FROM THESE NEW HOMES!! THERE IS NO EASY ROAD NETWORK OUT OF ROGERSTONE AND BASSALEG IT HAS DEFINTLEY PUT ME OFF MOVING TO ROGERSTONE ITS A NIGHTMARE TO GET ANYWHERE AT PEAK TIMES!! smartie40
  • Score: 1

5:23pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Monmouthshire Merlin says...

Alljay wrote:
Any one herd about the new junction 27 onto the m4. Closing Highcross! To access the high volume of traffic from Alcan new housing and ex TP golf course housing traffic ??
The project is currently out to tender. I saw the plans on construction line.
The images are small, I struggled to read them or worse, understand them!
There is no plan to close Highcross.
[quote][p][bold]Alljay[/bold] wrote: Any one herd about the new junction 27 onto the m4. Closing Highcross! To access the high volume of traffic from Alcan new housing and ex TP golf course housing traffic ??[/p][/quote]The project is currently out to tender. I saw the plans on construction line. The images are small, I struggled to read them or worse, understand them! There is no plan to close Highcross. Monmouthshire Merlin
  • Score: 3

8:58am Tue 25 Mar 14

Floppy backed says...

Same covenant that was on Newport livestock market which was a gift to Newport from Lord Tredegar. That was sold and the so called share holders pocketed the money to build Asda - has was this allowed to happen?
Same covenant that was on Newport livestock market which was a gift to Newport from Lord Tredegar. That was sold and the so called share holders pocketed the money to build Asda - has was this allowed to happen? Floppy backed
  • Score: 2

9:40am Tue 25 Mar 14

Octavius Morgan says...

ExNewport wrote:
Look, the 'covenant' wasn't worth the paper it was written on and if Lord Tredegar was around now he would rip it up and build on the land himself! (he was that sort of guy) so get over it.
No, he was not 'that sort of guy' at all! The Lord Tredegar in question was Courtenay Morgan, 3rd Baron Tredegar, a deeply traditional man, who had a great apprehension about what would happen to the Tredegar Estate upon his death.

He had as many faults as any other man (self-indulgence being one) but there is simply no way he would go back on his word to the people of Newport regarding land that was once part of the ancient Tredegar Park of his ancestors.
[quote][p][bold]ExNewport[/bold] wrote: Look, the 'covenant' wasn't worth the paper it was written on and if Lord Tredegar was around now he would rip it up and build on the land himself! (he was that sort of guy) so get over it.[/p][/quote]No, he was not 'that sort of guy' at all! The Lord Tredegar in question was Courtenay Morgan, 3rd Baron Tredegar, a deeply traditional man, who had a great apprehension about what would happen to the Tredegar Estate upon his death. He had as many faults as any other man (self-indulgence being one) but there is simply no way he would go back on his word to the people of Newport regarding land that was once part of the ancient Tredegar Park of his ancestors. Octavius Morgan
  • Score: 3

4:28pm Tue 25 Mar 14

high x boy says...

very interesting.
very interesting. high x boy
  • Score: 2

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