A MAJOR development comprising new apartments and round-the-clock support accommodation for youngsters with disabilities could be built in Newport.

An outline application to redevelop the former Robert Price transport yard in Corporation Road have been submitted to the council.

Plans include 50 private apartments – 21 one-bed and 29 two-bed flats – and 12 assisted living units which will be supported by an on-site warden.

The proposed care in the community facility would offer 24/7 care and support for six youngsters leaving education.

A small drive-thru coffee shop facing Corporation Road also features in the plans lodged by Lynwood Investments Ltd.

A site layout for the mixed-use scheme. Pic: Lynwood Investments/LRM Planning

The developers have described the mixed-use scheme as a “major investment” in the Lliswerry area of Newport which would bring the brownfield site back into beneficial use.

“The site is currently vacant and presents a chance to create a new architecture for the area, one that is aspirational and forward looking, yet appropriate for its surroundings,” says a planning report.

“The proposals aim to reflect an inclusive approach to access, providing equal access for all users including those with impaired mobility.”

Onsite parking for up to 75 vehicles would be provided for residential use while 14 spaces have been earmarked for the coffee shop.

Most of the parking would be offered on part of the site which, due to the presence of a flood defence bund, is lower than the rest.

Pedestrian ramps and stairs would be built to provide access onto the higher concourse where some of the residential buildings would be located.

According to a report, this level change will help to deter unauthorised visitors along with enhanced landscaping at the site’s boundaries with the neighbouring Sinclair Volkswagen dealership and the public footpath and cycle path.

The report adds: “Surveillance by residents and in-house care staff will contribute towards a safer site.”

The development would create 23 part-time jobs, with 12 posts – two members of staff per resident – dedicated to the care home.