Ringland regeneration proposals applauded
Posted on Tuesday 12th July 2016
Councillor John Richards, Newport City Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Investment, has welcomed a proposed multi-million pound investment in Ringland by Newport City Homes (NCH).
The regeneration plans will transform the area around Ringland shopping centre into an improved community and modern hub while tackling anti-social behaviour and deprivation.
As part of a wider regeneration programme, two blocks of maisonettes in Ringland Circle and Cot Farm Circle were demolished last year. NCH are in discussions with residents and retailers about plans for the sites.
Councillor Richards said: "Our vision for regeneration is not just about the city centre and it is fantastic news that NCH is preparing to undertake such a significant programme of investment in one of our older estates.
"Across Newport there are many exciting developments transforming formerly derelict or tired buildings and sites. Projects such as this are helping to make a real difference to the city and, importantly, will enhance the lives of those who live and work here."
Ceri Doyle, CEO at NCH said: "It's an exciting time to be in Newport. The city is really starting to realise its potential and we know that investing in our vibrant and diverse communities will bring benefits to the whole city."