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SURPRISE! Not really, Newport Labour council’s recently proposed 248 home housing development on the Glebelands’ chemically contaminated site near the River Usk has been delayed for months due to a number of issues surrounding the plan.

I wonder if these issues include Jim Dyer’s objection (Argus, March 18) to the plan?

No, of course it has to be officially in writing to Newport City Council. Furthermore, Jim Dyer needs to read my letters very slowly and not misquote me. I have not mentioned “100” objections and did not “ask” his reason for objecting.

Brian Donovan Darlington Court Newport

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3:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14

landyman3030 says...

Maybe we need to find out what all of these issues are via freedom of information or some such and see exactly what issues they are facing. We've got enough issues ourselves at Charnwood Road and Turner Street without adding to the issue compendium with an unwanted ill thought development in an already overstretched area. Issues between local residents weaken the cause when we surely want similar objectives.
Maybe we need to find out what all of these issues are via freedom of information or some such and see exactly what issues they are facing. We've got enough issues ourselves at Charnwood Road and Turner Street without adding to the issue compendium with an unwanted ill thought development in an already overstretched area. Issues between local residents weaken the cause when we surely want similar objectives. landyman3030
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11:39pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Banjalucka says...

Sadly Donovan is obsessed with anythinghe gets involved with.
Sadly Donovan is obsessed with anythinghe gets involved with. Banjalucka
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1:56pm Thu 27 Mar 14

disgruntled taxpayer says...

i think mr donavan is afraid he will lose his alotment if the council build these houses . maybe he has eaten too many vegatables grown on his contaminated alotment ( currently on the contaminated glebelamds ) as he seems obsesssed with losing it !!!.
i think mr donavan is afraid he will lose his alotment if the council build these houses . maybe he has eaten too many vegatables grown on his contaminated alotment ( currently on the contaminated glebelamds ) as he seems obsesssed with losing it !!!. disgruntled taxpayer
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2:00pm Thu 27 Mar 14

disgruntled taxpayer says...

brian donavan has never forgiven newport city council for building the new school on the glebelands because of contamination being disturbed there . yet it was ok for him to grow vegatables on his allotment over there and let his grand children eat them . mr donavan doesnt have an answer to that question . He just didnt want to lose his cheap vegetables , contaminated or not .
brian donavan has never forgiven newport city council for building the new school on the glebelands because of contamination being disturbed there . yet it was ok for him to grow vegatables on his allotment over there and let his grand children eat them . mr donavan doesnt have an answer to that question . He just didnt want to lose his cheap vegetables , contaminated or not . disgruntled taxpayer
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4:18pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Good Job No Kids says...

The "chemical contamination" you refer to would be quite easy to rectify with the type of contam treatment equipment available today.

Make the cleaning a prerequisite for development at the cost of the developer and we get a upgraded, safe site for free. Further more it will offer some much needed additional accommodation to the city.

I understand that some NIMBYs may object but there is a raised railway line segregating the proposed and existing.

As for traffic, the impact will be negligible as it's not like all new residents will leave for work on the same minute of every day (the recent developments in Langstone have shown this to be correct.

In regard to traffic issues, Newport has much, much bigger fish to fry in securing the new M4.
The "chemical contamination" you refer to would be quite easy to rectify with the type of contam treatment equipment available today. Make the cleaning a prerequisite for development at the cost of the developer and we get a upgraded, safe site for free. Further more it will offer some much needed additional accommodation to the city. I understand that some NIMBYs may object but there is a raised railway line segregating the proposed and existing. As for traffic, the impact will be negligible as it's not like all new residents will leave for work on the same minute of every day (the recent developments in Langstone have shown this to be correct. In regard to traffic issues, Newport has much, much bigger fish to fry in securing the new M4. Good Job No Kids
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12:35pm Mon 7 Apr 14

landyman3030 says...

Good Job No Kids wrote:
The "chemical contamination" you refer to would be quite easy to rectify with the type of contam treatment equipment available today.

Make the cleaning a prerequisite for development at the cost of the developer and we get a upgraded, safe site for free. Further more it will offer some much needed additional accommodation to the city.

I understand that some NIMBYs may object but there is a raised railway line segregating the proposed and existing.

As for traffic, the impact will be negligible as it's not like all new residents will leave for work on the same minute of every day (the recent developments in Langstone have shown this to be correct.

In regard to traffic issues, Newport has much, much bigger fish to fry in securing the new M4.
The issues with this site are not so much chemical as they plan on importing thousands of tons of backfill to raise the site. What is of concern is that they are building up to the school boundary all bar a tarmac path so some properties will overlook the school. This end of the development will consist of structures approximately 50 feet above existing path levels. The railway line will not screen from structures this high. Traffic concerns are not just based on residents access but by providing a road closer to the school this will encourage already lazy parents to access via Turner Street increasing use of the single lane tunnel access and the already dangerous and over prescribed junction opposite Tesco which has severe access problems. We may need more accommodation in Newport but this has to be managed and sized correctly. If they want to build affordable bed sits with communal washing areas then maybe they ought to look at developing in the City Centre at the dozens of dilapidated buildings with acres of potential. Get the people in to the centre and you reduce transport requirements as well. Lots to think about but thats the point - think first please Newport Council.
[quote][p][bold]Good Job No Kids[/bold] wrote: The "chemical contamination" you refer to would be quite easy to rectify with the type of contam treatment equipment available today. Make the cleaning a prerequisite for development at the cost of the developer and we get a upgraded, safe site for free. Further more it will offer some much needed additional accommodation to the city. I understand that some NIMBYs may object but there is a raised railway line segregating the proposed and existing. As for traffic, the impact will be negligible as it's not like all new residents will leave for work on the same minute of every day (the recent developments in Langstone have shown this to be correct. In regard to traffic issues, Newport has much, much bigger fish to fry in securing the new M4.[/p][/quote]The issues with this site are not so much chemical as they plan on importing thousands of tons of backfill to raise the site. What is of concern is that they are building up to the school boundary all bar a tarmac path so some properties will overlook the school. This end of the development will consist of structures approximately 50 feet above existing path levels. The railway line will not screen from structures this high. Traffic concerns are not just based on residents access but by providing a road closer to the school this will encourage already lazy parents to access via Turner Street increasing use of the single lane tunnel access and the already dangerous and over prescribed junction opposite Tesco which has severe access problems. We may need more accommodation in Newport but this has to be managed and sized correctly. If they want to build affordable bed sits with communal washing areas then maybe they ought to look at developing in the City Centre at the dozens of dilapidated buildings with acres of potential. Get the people in to the centre and you reduce transport requirements as well. Lots to think about but thats the point - think first please Newport Council. landyman3030
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