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New 1,500-home community for Pontypool makes waves

Words: Roger Milne

Public consultation has started on a development of more than 1,500 homes planned for a brownfield site near Pontypool.

Property company Johnsey Estates UK wants to transform a 52-hectare site at Mamhilad into a new community comprising more than 1,500 homes, a neighbourhood centre with shops and leisure facilities, a primary school and enhanced employment opportunities.

The 52 hectares includes the vacant former Parke-Davis site, the former Nylon Spinners factory and the Mamhilad Park Estate site.

The site, which runs alongside the A4042, is located within the Mamhilad Strategic Action Area, which is allocated for mixed-use redevelopment in the adopted Torfaen County Borough Council local development plan.  

The proposed development will include about 22 hectares of residential development including a range of family homes and significant percentage of affordable homes.

The development will also include a series of open spaces linked by tree-lined streets to create walking and cycling routes while providing amenity areas.

The proposed green spaces include a neighbourhood park at the heart of the site, various children’s play areas, allotments, playing fields, recreational open space and areas of native planting.

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