PLANS for a major development that would mean the construction of a new urban village have moved a step closer.

Amended plans have been submitted by Johnsey Estates along with an Environmental Impact Assessment for the development of the former British Nylon Spinners factory in Mamhilad.

The proposal includes the development of up to 900 homes, a mixed-use neighbourhood centre and a primary school.

The site will also feature play areas for children, as well as playing fields and a Multi-Use Games Area.

James Crawford, chief executive of Johnsey Estates UK, said: “We are excited about the potential of this proposed development, which will create a thriving new community at Mamhilad.

“The site’s accessibility, setting and location make it an attractive place to live and work.

“Our detailed proposal will provide much-needed good quality housing and employment, along with community, recreational and educational facilities and benefits.

“The concept of an urban village on site is the legacy of the company’s late founder, Terry Johnsey.

“His entrepreneurial vision was to create a true mixed-use development in this outstanding environment.

“The company has already made a huge investment on site, and we look forward to progressing to the next stage and seeing the site’s potential realised in the form of a truly sustainable urban village.”

Copies of the documents are now available to view at the Council’s offices at Ty Blaen, Torfaen, Panteg Way, New Inn, Pontypool, Torfaen, NP4 0LS from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, they can be viewed at

Anyone who wishes to make representations about the documents should submit comments online, write to the council at the above address, or email before November 16.