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Underwood Green Connected Community

Newport City Council is to carry out a community nature spaces project in Underwood which will aim to create spaces for nature and for people to enjoy.  

We would love to hear your views on this project and would be grateful if you could take five minutes to complete the survey.

Your responses will help shape the future of your neighbourhood.

Frequently asked questions (pdf)

Improving travel in central Newport

24 February 2023 - 6 April 2023

We want your opinion on proposals for improving travel options in the city centre.

The council and Transport for Wales want to improve the experience of travelling to Newport railway station, the riverfront and through Old Green.

The vision is for Newport rail station to become a hub for sustainable travel and our aim is to make the city a nicer place to live, work and visit, while helping people become less dependent on cars.

To help improve safety, the proposals will aim to deliver a more people focused environment by creating simplified active travel routes which are convenient and attractive for all users.



Closed consultations

Parks and play improvement consultation Pillgwenlly 

The Parks Team are aiming to improve play areas in Newport. The project has secured funding to upgrade play areas to provide children with safe and fun spaces to play.

Our first consultation will be focused on Pillgwenlly Millenium Centre and Ruperra Street. You can visit our in person consultation Pillgwenlly Asda, Thursday 30 March 9am-4pm.

Budget proposals – 2023/24

Closed: 2 February 2023

Newport City Council is asking members of the public to give their views on the council’s draft budget and medium-term financial plan for 2023/24.

A number of savings proposals have been put forward due to a budget gap of around £27.6 million.

Replacement local development plan - growth and spatial options consultation

Closed - 8 March 2023

The growth and spatial options consider the scale of growth (housing and employment) and broad options for where that growth could be located (spatial options).

Your feedback will help refine the growth and spatial options to best represent the communities that live in, work in, and visit Newport.                   

Devon Place bridge CCTV cameras

Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Newport City Council will be installing CCTV cameras around the new Devon Place bridge.

The cameras will be placed in the following locations:

  • Two (a pan-tilt-zoom & a static) will be placed on the wall of the old Information Station on Queensway
  • Two (a pan-tilt-zoom and a static) will be placed on a column adjacent to Dragon Taxis
  • Three (one pan-tilt-zoom and two statics) will be placed on the Devon Place side of the bridge.

The cameras will be used for the safety of persons using the bridge, acting as a deterrent to potential anti-social and criminal behaviour, and we are keen to hear your views on what impact this change may have.

Over-55s housing survey 

Closed: 13 February 2023

Newport City Council is asking residents aged over 55 to complete a short, anonymous survey to provide insight into their housing situations. 

Research is being undertaken to develop recommendations to improve services and support for the over 55s. 

Your feedback will shape the proposals and may assist in the development of projects taking place over the next few years. 

School Admissions Policy 2024/25

Closed: 17 February 2023 

Newport City Council is consulting on the rules around admissions to schools in Newport effective from September 2024.

It is a statutory requirement of the Welsh Government School Admissions Code that the Council (as the admissions authority for all community and voluntary controlled schools in Newport) carry out an annual consultation on the school admission arrangements for the next but one academic year.


Shared Prosperity Fund – shaping our Local Investment Plan

Closed: November 30 2022

We're seeking your views on Newport’s Local Investment Plan. The Plan is funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF), a new funding opportunity supporting high quality skills training, employment support, business growth, building community resilience and a sense of pride in where we live.

We already have some ideas, based on previous consultation with the public, which are set out within the survey, but we also want to know if there are other things we should be doing.

Your feedback will shape the local investment plan and the development of specific projects which will take place over the next three years.

Tell us: what would you like to know?

Closed: 17 December 2022

We want to communicate with you as well as we possibly can.

Whether it’s hearing about bin collections on Facebook, or reading about our future plans in Newport Matters, we want to share with you, news and information that you’re interested in, through channels that suit you.

To help us reach you in the best possible way, we’d be grateful if you could complete our short survey, so we can understand more about what you want to know, and how you want to hear from us.

Welsh Government consultation – visitor levy

Closed: Tuesday 13 December 2022

Welsh Government is consulting on the option of introducing a visitor levy in Wales. This would allow local councils to charge people who visit their area, like tourists. Each council would use the money to improve their area and encourage more people to visit in the future. Although this is not a council consultation, it may be of interest to individuals and businesses in Newport.

Further information on the proposal including community and youth and easy read documents are available on the Welsh Government website.

Nature isn't Neat - Green Spaces

Newport City Council is looking for residents’ feedback on how natural areas within the city are managed, as green spaces across Newport are being left to grow during spring and summer months to benefit ecosystems as part of the Nature isn’t Neat project.

All five Gwent councils are committed to managing more green spaces for nature as part of the Nature isn't Neat project, helping to combat the biodiversity and climate crisis. 

The council want to ensure the right balance is found between nature and recreation by hearing residents’ feedback on how the Nature Isn’t Neat approach is being maintained in the local green spaces. By letting us know what you think of the changes, you can show support or highlight areas for us to improve.

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 

Closed: 15 November 2022

The Childcare Act 2006 makes it clear in legislation the importance of the role Local Authorities should play in the provision of local childcare. It reinforces the need for local authorities to continue to work in partnership with the maintained, independent, private, voluntary, and community sectors to shape and secure children’s services.

This report examines statistical information relating to private, public, and voluntary childcare and play providers within Newport City boundaries.

You can read the report by visiting our Newport Family Information Service page

Corporate Plan

Closed: 23 September 2022

Newport City Council has been developing a new corporate plan that sets out priority areas and a work programme for the next five years. It is based around key themes that we think will make Newport a better place to live and work. Residents are asked for their views and to help shape the future of the city.

Newport Religion, Values and Ethics Syllabus

Closed: 27 June 2022

Newport Consultation Group are meeting to agree the Newport Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) Syllabus for September 2022. The meeting gives religious and non-religious groups and teaching staff the opportunity to discuss the draft document and put forward any changes they would like to see.

Universal Free School Meals

Closed: 20 June 2022

Welsh Government has announced a universal primary free school meals programme to support education attainment and child nutrition alongside local food production and distribution.

It will initially be introduced on a phased roll-out to support the youngest learners from September 2022 and is expected to be fully implemented by Sept 2024.

To ensure that children receive the best possible provision, we are asking parents and carers to complete a questionnaire.

Participation Strategy

Closed: 27 March 2022

Under the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021, local authorities in Wales must publish a Participation Strategy that sets out the ways in which local people are encouraged to participate in decision-making by the council.

We aim to be open and responsive to the needs of citizens and communities. This includes engaging local people in participative processes, by which residents can influence and shape policy and services.

Participation is about sharing decisions with those affected by them and must be an integral part of our work. Participation can include a wide range of different methods and techniques and may be prompted by the council, or by residents.

We are seeking feedback on the council’s priorities for encouraging participation in decision making.

Download the participation strategy (pdf)

Replacement Local Development Plan – draft vision, issues and objectives 

Closed: 25 March 2022

As part of the ongoing work preparing the Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP), we are now seeking your feedback to help refine the draft vision, issues and objectives to best represent the communities that live in, work in and visit Newport. 

The report sets out what the council believes are the key issues, challenges and opportunities facing Newport and provides a draft vision and objectives for the RLDP. 


Sustainable travel consultation – Newport to Cardiff routes

Closed: 11 March 2022

Transport for Wales, Welsh Government, Newport City Council and Cardiff Council would like your views on plans to improve sustainable travel options between Newport and Cardiff.

The plans include proposals to improve walking, cycling and bus routes on the A48 between the two cities.

They also include improvements of National Cycle Network Route 88.

The plans take forward key recommendations of the South-East Wales Transport Commission. The commission was tasked by Welsh Government to find sustainable ways to tackle congestion on the M4 corridor in south-east Wales.

The work to implement the recommendations is being led by the Burns Delivery Unit at Transport for Wales, alongside Welsh Government and councils in south-east Wales.

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