New housing and garden village

New housing and garden village

A computer-generated picture of how a street would look in the soon-to-be developed Loftus Garden Village.

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NEW images have been released to show the plans to develop a former factory site in Newport into housing.

Work has started on the former Pirelli cables site to transform the area into what developers are calling the city's first 'garden village'.

In February last year The Seren Group confirmed they were purchasing the land, at Telford Street, from the Welsh Government with plans for a £25 million housing development.

The factory site has been empty for more than 10 years, after closing in 2003, but computer generated pictures have now been released showing what residents can expect.

A total of 250 homes and apartments are now being built, ranging from one to four bedrooms for outright sale as well as social rents and sales under the Help to Buy scheme.

The Seren Group had first come up with the idea of a 'garden village' concept drawing on traditional arts and crafts styles of housing with green spaces last year.

Neil Ingham, from the Seren Group, said: “When we launched the garden village, the reaction of the local community and in particular the local schoolchildren who visited our exhibition was incredible.”

Pam Fitzjohn, from the sales and letting agency who are in charge of the site’s sales, said: “We’ve had interest from across South Wales and of course, lots of enquiries from people who live in Newport."

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8:53am Fri 15 Aug 14

displayed says...

You couldnt have chosen a more desolate spot for social housing, its a good long walk to the main rd, cut off by industrial units:
Certainly not suitable for children an young families, u need a car to in an out;
Not everyone drives.....

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SEREN
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Welsh
Meaning & History
Means "star" in Welsh.

Star Housing , I dont think so!
No stars from me.
They should av gone to specsavers..........
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  • Score: -28

9:14am Fri 15 Aug 14

displayed says...

11:37am Friday 9th March 2007 in Business News
South Wales Argus:

"Work on transforming part of the former Pirelli Cables site in Newport into a high quality industrial park has started.

Forty-five industrial units, providing 43,000 sq feet of workspace with the capacity to accommodate approximately 100 people, are being built on just over four acres of the 26-acre brownfield site."

Monday 3rd June 2013 :
"RESIDENTS aired their views on the proposed £25million housing development at the former Pirelli cables site.
Residents main concerns were about access and the increase of traffic on Wednesbury Street."

Monday 12th August 2013:
" RESIDENTS in a Newport street fear their quiet cul-de-sac will be turned into a “rat run” if it becomes an access road for a proposed major housing development."

There are only ten houses in Wednesbury Street, but homeowners believe it will be swamped by a £25 million plan to build 249 homes next door.The main access to the new site is proposed through nearby Telford Street.If city councillors give the goahead, the Seren Group will transform the old Pirelli Cables site, which covers a large area behind the street, into houses."

There aving a laff (all the way to the bank)!
11:37am Friday 9th March 2007 in Business News South Wales Argus: "Work on transforming part of the former Pirelli Cables site in Newport into a high quality industrial park has started. Forty-five industrial units, providing 43,000 sq feet of workspace with the capacity to accommodate approximately 100 people, are being built on just over four acres of the 26-acre brownfield site." Monday 3rd June 2013 : "RESIDENTS aired their views on the proposed £25million housing development at the former Pirelli cables site. Residents main concerns were about access and the increase of traffic on Wednesbury Street." Monday 12th August 2013: " RESIDENTS in a Newport street fear their quiet cul-de-sac will be turned into a “rat run” if it becomes an access road for a proposed major housing development." There are only ten houses in Wednesbury Street, but homeowners believe it will be swamped by a £25 million plan to build 249 homes next door.The main access to the new site is proposed through nearby Telford Street.If city councillors give the goahead, the Seren Group will transform the old Pirelli Cables site, which covers a large area behind the street, into houses." There aving a laff (all the way to the bank)! displayed
  • Score: -14

9:45am Fri 15 Aug 14

Magor says...

These sites should not be used for housing they should be kept for employment use.The way its going there will be no land left to create jobs in Newport.
These sites should not be used for housing they should be kept for employment use.The way its going there will be no land left to create jobs in Newport. Magor
  • Score: -2

10:28am Fri 15 Aug 14

Melvyn The Milk says...

I'll give it 3 years.
I'll give it 3 years. Melvyn The Milk
  • Score: -7

11:55am Fri 15 Aug 14

Sing up for the amber boys says...

If there was an olympic sport in moaning and negativity, Newport would have gold medalists everywhere
If there was an olympic sport in moaning and negativity, Newport would have gold medalists everywhere Sing up for the amber boys
  • Score: 39

12:19pm Fri 15 Aug 14

welshmen says...

Why aren't there any 13 and 16 storie flats, developers at Rodney Parade have planning for two or three blocks of flats, and no doubt will be built when the fat cats think there's enough money init for them, all backed by the City Labour Council....
Why aren't there any 13 and 16 storie flats, developers at Rodney Parade have planning for two or three blocks of flats, and no doubt will be built when the fat cats think there's enough money init for them, all backed by the City Labour Council.... welshmen
  • Score: -20

5:46pm Fri 15 Aug 14

scraptheWAG says...

how nice a housing association property next door i wonder if the house builder will provide ear buds and pick the litter out of your garden.
how nice a housing association property next door i wonder if the house builder will provide ear buds and pick the litter out of your garden. scraptheWAG
  • Score: -3

8:21pm Fri 15 Aug 14

Mr Holder says...

Sounds great, you (as a hard working member of society) pay a cool quarter of million sterling for that fabulous 4 bed detached complete with cheap designer kitchen only to find out your next door neighbour is a recent Roma immigrant with a penchant for leaving old sofas and another assorted detritus in their front garden. Where do I sign?
Sounds great, you (as a hard working member of society) pay a cool quarter of million sterling for that fabulous 4 bed detached complete with cheap designer kitchen only to find out your next door neighbour is a recent Roma immigrant with a penchant for leaving old sofas and another assorted detritus in their front garden. Where do I sign? Mr Holder
  • Score: 1

9:21pm Fri 15 Aug 14

foxy3rd says...

Wasn't the old somerton estate built as a garden village?
Wasn't the old somerton estate built as a garden village? foxy3rd
  • Score: 0

9:27pm Fri 15 Aug 14

foxy3rd says...

There again nobody at the Argus seems to know much about Newport.
There again nobody at the Argus seems to know much about Newport. foxy3rd
  • Score: 0

11:25am Sat 16 Aug 14

John Frost Lives says...

I think it's great that a site which has lain empty for 10 years is not going to be used. Also, the association can't win with people on here, they are building high end family homes (great news), but are slagged off for building houses which may too expensive! and then (as law requires in these situations) they are also allowing for people who do not have such money, and are slagged off for building something which may then soon be ruined! This city is on the up, this site had been neglected for 10 years people, now it will be a well planned new home, all bringing life and people back to the city centre. good news for me.
I think it's great that a site which has lain empty for 10 years is not going to be used. Also, the association can't win with people on here, they are building high end family homes (great news), but are slagged off for building houses which may too expensive! and then (as law requires in these situations) they are also allowing for people who do not have such money, and are slagged off for building something which may then soon be ruined! This city is on the up, this site had been neglected for 10 years people, now it will be a well planned new home, all bringing life and people back to the city centre. good news for me. John Frost Lives
  • Score: 9

11:27am Sat 16 Aug 14

John Frost Lives says...

if course I meant, "now going to be used" instead of "not" above. sorry.
if course I meant, "now going to be used" instead of "not" above. sorry. John Frost Lives
  • Score: 5

1:51pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Bobevans says...

There is a lot of artistic licence with that photo. 250 is a lot of homes packed into that site
There is a lot of artistic licence with that photo. 250 is a lot of homes packed into that site Bobevans
  • Score: -4

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