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More than 900 new homes were built in Newport in 2015/16 – the largest number of completions in more than 25 years.


Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “ This is a sign of a confidence in a thriving city. Newport has much to offer and people living and working here all contribute to a vibrant economy.


“ A wide variety of homes are being built from starter properties to larger family homes. Many of these housing sites also include affordable homes to give more people who want to live in Newport the opportunity to get on the property ladder and own their own home.”


Councillor John Richards, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Investment, said: “ There are a number of significant housing developments which have contributed to this record number and they are still building on those sites.


“ Most of these are on former brownfield sites and some are set to become new 21st century communities including leisure and educational facilities. Like all cities and major towns, Newport needs to continue to grow and develop.”


Among the major housing developments are Loftus Village on the former Pirelli site off Corporation Road; City Vizion on the riverside near the city centre; Lysaght’s Village in Lliswerry; Foxgloves Meadows


in Bettws; Jubilee Park on the former Alcan site in Rogerstone and Glan Llyn in Llanwern.


Major regeneration work has been taking place in Newport for more than a decade and has included the transformation of the former derelict brownfield site in Old Town Dock.


Newport’s local development plan identifies a need for more than 10,000 new homes between 2011and 2026.


These major schemes will help the city reach this target.


Councillor Richards said:


“ Much has been achieved in recent years by the council working with different partners but there is still more that can be done.


“ We are committed to continuing this good work for the benefit of all those who live and work in Newport.”


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REFRESHING NEW TASTE FOR FOOD FESTIVAL


As Newport’s top culinary event enters its sixth year, there’s an exciting new taste on the menu as award-winning Newport brewery, Tiny Rebel, is announced as headline sponsor.


The Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival will take place on Saturday 1 October and promises to be the biggest and best yet with around 80 stalls, the return of the popular Teenchef competition and expert chef demonstrations.


There will also be some exciting new events courtesy of Tiny Rebel.


Bradley Cummings, co-founder and director of Tiny Rebel, said: “ We’re a proud Newport business so coming on board as headline sponsor of the festival is a great honour.”


Councillor Debbie Wilcox, Leader of Newport City Council, said: “ It’s great that such a successful Newport company has come on board to support this major Newport event – we’re looking forward to working with them over the next three years.”


See the next NM, follow on social media or visit www.newportfoodfestival.co.uk for the latest festival news and events.


Pictured: Bradley Cummings and Gareth Williams of Tiny Rebel.


RECORD NUMBER OF HOMES BUILT IN NEWPORT


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