Black Ash Park & Monkey Island Improvements

11 March - 8 April 2020

Newport City Council is planning to make improvements to Monkey Island and Black Ash Park in Lliswerry.

We want to make them more accessible for local people and need your ideas on how these areas could be enhanced.

This part of the council’s work to improve cycling and walking routes across the city and encourage active travel.

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 aims to make walking and cycling the most attractive option for shorter journeys, connecting where people live to where they want to go. You can find out more about active travel in Newport at

A number of improvements are proposed at Black Ash Park and Monkey Island in the Lliswerry ward.

They include a new ramp that would connect the north footway of the A48, the Monkey Island open space area and the new housing estate to the south. It would also provide direct access to the wildlife area.

At Black Ash Park, proposals include a new section of pedestrian/cycle path and new entrances from neighbouring housing developments.

Both schemes seek to support sustainable travel in the area, enhance recreational opportunities and improve access to a proposed extended range of park amenities for both existing and future residents and visitors.

View Project Introduction (pdf)

View Active Travel Routes (pdf)

View Black Ash Park Proposal Map (pdf)

View Monkey Island Proposal Map (pdf)

We would welcome your views which can be given by taking part in the survey below.

Complete the survey