Planning secured for 250+ homes in Cardiff and Newport
Our South Wales division has secured four separate planning permissions for 253 new homes in south east Wales.
The latest permissions relate to the next phases of three existing developments, and, taken with two new developments in Newport and Caerleon, mean that we will begin work on developments bringing 548 homes to south east Wales before the end of the year. targets growth in South Wales over the next three years, aiming to top 500 homes per year – an increase of 50%.
66 homes will be added to our Churchlands development at Lisvane in north Cardiff, and 78 three- and four-bedroom homes will be built at Plas Ty Draw. Work at both will start this month, with the homes expected to be ready for occupation from the early part of 2023. The new Lisvane community will bring 1000 homes in total as well as a two-form entry primary school for 420 pupils and a 48-place nursery as well as a village centre and a significant area of retained woodland.
At Great Milton Park in Llanwern, Newport, where we are developing over 1000 homes in total, two new phases are now approved. One comprises 32 one- and two-bedroom affordable apartments for over-55s, set over three floors at the heart of the village. We began construction here in August and the first residents will move in at the start of 2023.
The second new phase is at The Hollies and will bring 77 homes as well as public open space, set across 7.28 acres. Construction is due to start before the end of the year with the first residents expected to be moving in from Spring 2023. The new community will also have a new primary school for 315 children and a 24-place nursery as well as a village centre.
These permissions are in addition to our other new communities, Parc y Coleg in Caerleon (219 homes) and Parc Elisabeth (76 homes) in Newport, where construction is due to start before the end of the year.
Nigel Palmer, MD of our South Wales division, said they had seen unprecedented demand for our homes in the area over the past year and are searching for new sites.
“Redrow homes are all about supporting our customers’ lifestyles, creating a better way for them to live and, as people have been spending more time at home, they have recognised that even more,”he said.
“While we think the market will settle down, we’re confident in the enduring popularity of our lifestyle product in Wales. So we are very focused on purchasing our next sites to further boost our land supply.”
He added that the developments will also make a significant social contribution, and not just through creating direct and indirect, supply chain jobs.
“We really believe in the power of housebuilding to help sustain existing communities as well as creating new ones,”he said.
“Almost 25 per cent of these new homes will be for affordable rent or assisted ownership, which are much needed locally, and the developments will also bring significant community contributions to the local authority for education, transport and community facilities via the Section 106 agreements.
“That is more important than ever as we emerge from the pandemic.”