St. Modwen’s plans for almost 4,000 homes at Llanwern represents one of the largest brownfield development sites in Wales.
Permission has been granted to transform the 600-acre former steelworks site into a £1billion sustainable, mixed use development comprising housing, office and industrial space, public open space and a range of community facilities.
The full redevelopment of this site, which was formerly part of the Corus steelworks site, is expected to take 20 years to complete. Facilities being provided include two new schools, lakes and other open spaces, as well as a park and ride facility to serve a new railway station.
Substantial new sports and play areas will be created, with a multipurpose community centre, and a district centre with local shops, café bars and restaurants. At the heart of the new development will be three inter-connected lakes and a large park area.
Construction of the scheme and on-site employment space will generate approximately 6,000 new jobs, nearly as many as the steelworks in its heyday.
The development was one of three major regeneration projects for the east of the city which were given the green-light by planners recently.
Plans to regenerate Alway have also been approved after a long period of public consultation.
Developers Bellway will be building 239 homes, a community centre, police station, retail units, multi-use games area, and other works. The 7.5 hectare site will be in a figure of eight shape around Elgar Circle in the north and Alway Parade to the south.