Newport City Council has approved Newport City Homes’ multi-million pound regeneration plans for Ringland.
The first phase of the regeneration project, which has been approved by the council’s planning committee, focuses on the redevelopment of the Cot Farm site.
The development of Cot Farm marks the beginning of the wider regeneration of the Ringland area, with construction works due to start in the spring.
This initial phase will create:
• 11 one-bedroom apartments
• 19 two-bedroom apartments
• 18 two-bedroom houses
• 8 three-bedroom houses
Head of development and regeneration Rachel George said: “We listened to the needs of the community, following a review of local housing need and demand. Local people were extensively consulted throughout the design process and we have incorporated their comments within the plans.
“We want to ensure local people benefit from this substantial investment and the construction work, so all building contractors will be required to provide employment and training opportunities for local people.”
Powell Dobson Architects is creating the wider Ringland masterplan for the city’s largest social landlord, which will support these approved plans. One of the key fundamental changes will be the demolition of the existing shopping centre and its relocation to a more prominent and easily accessible location within the regeneration area.
Board chair Nicola Somerville said: “We want to ensure this is a community in which people want to live.
“We are passionate about providing more affordable homes, designing out areas that allow anti-social behaviour to thrive and improving access to community facilities.
“We will continue to work with the steering group of local residents and retailers to ensure that we are delivering not only what the community wants, but what it needs.
“This multi-million pound investment is testament to our ambitious to completely revitalise this area for the benefit of all Ringland residents.”
You can keep updated with the project on Newport City Homes’ Twitter page @NewportCityH and through the hashtag #FutureRingland