08th September 2022

Planning consent for innovative homes at Hill Street, Newport

With around 9,000 people on the housing waiting list in Newport, Linc Cymru’s Hill Street development provides much needed homes for local people.

Linc began the construction of the Hill Street site in September 2021 using ‘Permitted Development Rights’ granted by Welsh Government, allowing certain types of building work to be carried out without planning permission before the start of a development.

After the scheme was initially refused planning in December 2021, Linc listened to the concerns and made some important changes.

Sian Diaz, Linc’s Development Director, said: “We have worked with council officers and the local community to revise the scheme to reduce visual impact and improve the sustainability performance of the scheme in Hill Street. Using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) enabled us to get the building work done more quickly, but also give residents’ low carbon, high quality, affordable homes.”

The revised plans see the introduction of green walls and additional landscaping, and a redesign of the perimeter walls and railings, as well as the bin and bike stores, to make them more traditional in appearance.

Linc resubmitted its plans and received planning consent on 7th September.

Sian added, “Twelve people will be moving into their new homes thanks to the decision taken by Newport’s Planning Committee.

“These high-quality apartments will give people a safe place to live and flourish, because everyone deserves a home they can be proud of.

“We are committed to working with Councils to help tackle the lack of affordable homes across Wales. The partnership with Newport City Council and the Welsh Government enabled this project to be delivered and the twelve new residents are now eager to move in.”



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