Council to seek views on Caldicot regeneration

Monmouthshire County Council will hold two engagement sessions in Caldicot’s community hub to inform the public about its ambitious plans for regenerating the town centre and to seek views on proposals for the adjacent Cross area.

The project forms part of the wider Cardiff Capital Region’s draft regeneration plan, which the council approved for submission to the Welsh Government’s Targeted Regeneration Investment (TRI) programme in September.  An apartment complex, a vibrant shopping centre, improved accessibility and new road infrastructure could be built over the next three years.

With improvements to the town’s green infrastructure due to take place during October and November, the next project to be delivered will be a redevelopment of the Cross area of the town centre that aims to improve accessibility, stronger links with the castle and country park and provide a better setting for events and activity.  Proposals on this and the town centre will be featured in Caldicot Community Hub between 10am and 5pm on Monday, 15th October and between 10am and 7pm on Tuesday, 16th October.  Members of the public will have the opportunity to learn more about the proposals and to provide valuable feedback in shaping the scheme.

County Councillor Sara Jones, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for community engagement said: “This is an exciting time for Caldicot as we look to improve the connection between the town centre and castle.  This includes making the area around Caldicot Cross more welcoming for pedestrians and cyclists.”