News about the University Campus and the Eastfield Road sites
On the Campus issue the Caerleon Labour Party has said this:
” The Caerleon Branch of the Labour Party has consistently opposed development in Caerleon and is against housing development on the University Campus site.”
Our Councillors have organised a Public Meeting in the Town Hall at 7.00pm on April 12th and they have invited council officers and representatives of the University of South Wales to answer questions. Councillors Gail Giles and Cliff Suller share the concerns of local people about the proposed housing development on the University Campus and have frequently raised them in their meetings with the University. Councillor Paul Huntley, as Chairman of the Planning Committee cannot express an opinion at this stage.
Hopefully the Public Meeting will give us all a clearer picture of what the University want to do, and what they can and can’t do with the site. And the University will in turn get a chance to listen to ideas being put forward by the audience. The consultation period officially ends on April 15th.
Meanwhile Newport City Homes, the organisation which acquired Newport City Council’s housing stock in 2009, has withdrawn an application to build eight one bedroom flats at Eastfield Road, Caerleon. Councillors Gail Giles and Cliff Suller were opposed to the plan, and it was due to come up at the April planning committee meeting. But officers have been advising the developers that there would be an overbearing effect on adjacent properties and that there were potential highway and parking problems. So the application was withdrawn. Councillors Gail Giles and Cliff Suller both said they were very pleased at the outcome, but will continue to monitor the site in case of further applications. And they expressed their thanks to local residents who had worked hard to help them in their opposition to the application.