PLANS to transform Ringland into an "attractive, vibrant and modern" community have been submitted by Newport City Homes (NCH).

The multi-million pound plans were submitted late last month.

The announcement of the plans, in August, took place after more than two years of consultation with residents, which began after the demolition of maisonettes in Ringland Centre and Cot Farm.

Details of the plan to redevelop land near the Cot Farm site includes the demolition of buildings and the building of 56 new homes. The site would see 11 one-bedroom flats, 19 two-bedroom flats, 18 two-bedroom houses and eight three-bedroom houses.

The executive director of operations at Newport City Homes, Robert Lynbeck, said: “The housing mix has been developed in response to a review of local housing need and demand.

"We have held extensive consultation with the local community during the Cot Farm design process and, where feasible, we incorporated these comments within the scheme proposals.

“Employability is to play a key role in our regeneration approach, with all building contractors being required to provide employment and training opportunities for local people.”

Following the submission of the initial plans, Powell Dobson Architects has been appointed by NCH to create the wider masterplan for Ringland. These plans will see the demolition of the existing shopping centre and its relocation within the regeneration area.

Nicola Somerville, who is chairwoman of the board, said: “We want to provide more affordable homes, design out areas that allow anti-social behaviour to thrive and improve access to community facilities. We want to convert the current shopping centre into a modern, accessible space, and improve its appearance.

“We want to ensure this is a community in which people want to live.

“To ensure we meet the needs of the community, we are continuing to work with a steering group of local residents and retailers. This is helping us to deliver not only what the community wants, but what it needs."

She added: “We are confident that this project will completely revitalise the area. Our substantial financial commitment is testament to this and gives you just a sense of our future ambitions.”

The development of Cot Farm will mark the beginning of the wider regeneration of the Ringland area.

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