A PROJECT to build new homes in an area of the Pill neighbourhood in Newport will improve residents' wellbeing and create "a great place to live".

The regeneration of Constables Close is being led by housing association Linc Cymru, and was approved by Newport City Council at a recent planning meeting.

A flythrough video (see below) shows what the new homes will look like, with more green spaces and better accessibility.

Linc said the plans are part of a wider regeneration project in the Pill area and will encourage more people to get around on foot, "ultimately aiming to create a safer environment for local residents".

After the council approved the plans, the developers now have five years to begin work at the site.

Andrew Beale, the project manager for Linc, said the firm was pleased the plans had been approved and was "eager to move onto the next phase of this project".

He added: “Since the proposals were first revealed, Linc has been working closely with local councillors, residents, and community groups to ensure our plans are fit for the future."

South Wales Argus: An artists' impression of the completed regeneration project in Constables Close, Pill, Newport. Picture: via Linc CymruAn artists' impression of the completed regeneration project in Constables Close, Pill, Newport. Picture: via Linc Cymru

Beale said: “At Linc, our purpose is ‘creating the right environment for people to flourish’ and we hope that these plans for Pill will support the positive wellbeing of local residents and create a great place to live. 

“We will continue to communicate with residents throughout the next phase of this project and are looking forward to seeing these plans come to life.”


The planning application was submitted in February 2020 and the proposed development was revised following comments collected during a local consultation.

The design for Constables Close "creates more open spaces to improve accessibility, along with adding courtyard parking and landscaping", Linc said.

As part of the project, several existing properties will be demolished, while other gardens will be widened and some houses are converted into flats.

Check out the flythrough video of the Constables Close project here:

The plans see the demolition of several properties and the widening of a number of rear gardens, as well as the conversion of some houses to flats.

Eight existing flats will be converted into four houses, two existing houses will be converted into five flats and one existing house will be converted into two maisonettes. Four existing properties will be demolished to improve access to other homes, with more green spaces and widened gardens. There will also be a new courtyard parking area.

Adding more overlooked areas and green spaces, meanwhile, "seeks to create a more appealing environment in which to live", Linc said.