Stop this plan

GREEN Hill Construction held a public consultation at Glan Usk School regarding the new housing development on the old factory site. It emerged at the meeting that the council have sold off the area directly outside the school which was known as the village green during the school construction.

It was to remain a green area between the school and the new houses, but will now have two and three-storey social housing put on it. Built up to and overlooking the school, 248 dwellings with approximately 400 dedicated car spaces.

All of these residents will access the site from Courtney Street and Turner Street bridge utilising the Turner Street junction with Caerleon Road which is already a nightmare with the Tesco development.

Please go to the school on Saturday between 2pm and 4pm to have a look. This needs looking at before the council approve the planning.

With the parents trying all ways to access an already congested road system, they will try and enter this new estate. Charnwood Road and Bank Street suffer greatly with traffic for the school.

I don’t see Turner Street faring any better with the extra residents. Why is the council allowed to sell off all the green space?

Ian Young Charnwood Road Newport

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8:24am Tue 10 Dec 13

landyman3030 says...

The date referred to was Saturday the 7th of December. Too late.
The date referred to was Saturday the 7th of December. Too late. landyman3030

12:17pm Tue 10 Dec 13

whatintheworld says...

if the area is "directly outside the school", parents probably wont need a car on their school run.

am i missing something?
if the area is "directly outside the school", parents probably wont need a car on their school run. am i missing something? whatintheworld

12:21pm Tue 10 Dec 13

_Bryan_ says...

whatintheworld wrote:
if the area is "directly outside the school", parents probably wont need a car on their school run. am i missing something?
You are. The particular issue referred to there is with parents from outside the proposed development using these roads to drop off their children while there would also be increased traffic as a result of the houses.

The main concern with this plan however is that yet another open space is to be built upon.
[quote][p][bold]whatintheworld[/bold] wrote: if the area is "directly outside the school", parents probably wont need a car on their school run. am i missing something?[/p][/quote]You are. The particular issue referred to there is with parents from outside the proposed development using these roads to drop off their children while there would also be increased traffic as a result of the houses. The main concern with this plan however is that yet another open space is to be built upon. _Bryan_

2:06pm Tue 10 Dec 13

landyman3030 says...

_Bryan_ wrote:
whatintheworld wrote:
if the area is "directly outside the school", parents probably wont need a car on their school run. am i missing something?
You are. The particular issue referred to there is with parents from outside the proposed development using these roads to drop off their children while there would also be increased traffic as a result of the houses.

The main concern with this plan however is that yet another open space is to be built upon.
The councils insistence that they should develop every bit of green space is concerning. Instead of allowing development on a managed scale with green areas in between they have sold off the land directly up to the school boundary all bar two footpaths. This will have social housing including a three story retirement flats that will be approximately 13m high. Imposing or what? Riverside as an area has approximately 400 existing houses plus businesses serviced by 2 access roads both restricted by rail bridges, one of which is also single lane. The plans are to add another 248 residences with 350 dedicated parking places into this mix. Plus putting in an access so close to the school that it will be used by parents regardless what developers and the council say. Clarence Place and Caerleon Road are well known for the ability to seize up with the city traffic. Turner Street junction with Caerleon Road has become so much busier and dangerous since Tesco were allowed to develop the site opposite. You do the math. The developers of Glan Usk School said that Bank Street and Caerleon Road would not be adversely affected by the school traffic. Come and look every morning and afternoon to see whether they were right. Charnwood Road and Stockton Road and Oak Street and Stafford Road all suffer greatly to because of a constricted access. Have a look at the scheme now people before the council grant permission to over develop another area of Newport.
[quote][p][bold]_Bryan_[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whatintheworld[/bold] wrote: if the area is "directly outside the school", parents probably wont need a car on their school run. am i missing something?[/p][/quote]You are. The particular issue referred to there is with parents from outside the proposed development using these roads to drop off their children while there would also be increased traffic as a result of the houses. The main concern with this plan however is that yet another open space is to be built upon.[/p][/quote]The councils insistence that they should develop every bit of green space is concerning. Instead of allowing development on a managed scale with green areas in between they have sold off the land directly up to the school boundary all bar two footpaths. This will have social housing including a three story retirement flats that will be approximately 13m high. Imposing or what? Riverside as an area has approximately 400 existing houses plus businesses serviced by 2 access roads both restricted by rail bridges, one of which is also single lane. The plans are to add another 248 residences with 350 dedicated parking places into this mix. Plus putting in an access so close to the school that it will be used by parents regardless what developers and the council say. Clarence Place and Caerleon Road are well known for the ability to seize up with the city traffic. Turner Street junction with Caerleon Road has become so much busier and dangerous since Tesco were allowed to develop the site opposite. You do the math. The developers of Glan Usk School said that Bank Street and Caerleon Road would not be adversely affected by the school traffic. Come and look every morning and afternoon to see whether they were right. Charnwood Road and Stockton Road and Oak Street and Stafford Road all suffer greatly to because of a constricted access. Have a look at the scheme now people before the council grant permission to over develop another area of Newport. landyman3030

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