Latest Update - July 2023

In September 2022, we submitted planning permission to Newport City Council. Our proposals are to build a new over 55’s scheme along with some bungalows on the old St Johns Court site this will be phase 1 of the works, and the demolition of 1-23 Oak Road which will be replaced with 1 and 2 bed flats and 3-bedroom houses will be phase 2 works.

In 2022 we held two engagement in Oak Road where we showed designs for the over 55’s accommodation and the bungalows. While the application is still in the planning process, we are regularly talking to Newport City Council planning department and answering any questions they may have about this development.

As yet we do not know when we will have a decision on the application but we are doing everything we can to help the council in their process. Once a decision has been made by the planning department, we will update you.

As you know we are building the new over 55’s scheme for you to move into and before we demolish the flats . If our planning application is approved we will be looking to get a contractor on board with us to start building the new scheme and bungalows. We will be looking to start building works in 2024, it will be an 18 month build programme so we expect you to be in your new home in 2025 / 2026.

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Sluman on (01633) 227808 or   


Consultation event – Tuesday 18 October

Please click here to view the boards that were presented at our consultation event on Tuesday 18th October.

We had a meeting as we were aware there were lots of concerns voiced at a meeting held by the Church on the Wednesday 22nd June 2022,

We have listened to these concerns and looked at how we can change the letting of these 6 x 1 bed flats, these properties will now be allocated to those over 55 years of age and we will also be putting in place a local lettings plan for our customers who are looking to downsize.

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Sluman on 01633 227808 or


Consultation event – Friday 8 April

Please click here to view the boards that were used at our consultation event on Friday 8th April. We did an event at Oak Road 10am-3pm for those residents and an event for the wider community on the same date at St Johns Church 4pm-7pm.

  • Board 1 – Site Context and overview for Oak Road, St Johns Court and the Church Hall
  • Board 2 – Opportunities and Constraints – Location and access to the site
  • Board 3 – Proposed site layout for Oak Road and St Johns Court
  • Board 4 – Proposed visuals for Oak Road and St Johns Court. Precedent images from other Schemes in the United Kingdom
  • Board 5 – You Said, We Did –  You said - showing issues and queries that were bought up in the first consultation event on Friday 4th March. We did – NCH looked at these and provided comments to them
  • Board 6 – Proposed landscape showing, soft and hard landscaping and rain garden planting
  • Board 7 – Proposed Church Hall conversion – Showing site layout, ground floor and first floor plans
  • Board 8 – Feedback board – Asking for feedback on What do you like/dislike on the design proposal, What would you change/like to see in the design proposals, how can we address any concerns
  • Board 9 -  Prospective programme – timescales for the project

If you have any questions of this information please contact Rebecca Sluman on / 01633 227808


Previous communications 

Information pack for Oak Road residents (June 2021)

Online engagement session (June 2021)

Letter to residents stating outcome of work (September 2021)