A breaking news item on the South Wales Argus website is revealing the five shortlisted gypsy and traveller sites, following the recent public consultation that resulted in more than 7,100 comments being received by Newport council, highlighting a total of 40,000 issues concerning the earlier shortlist of 11 sites.
The new shortlist includes a permanent site for up to three families at the former road safety centre on Hartridge Farm Road, and a potential smaller site on the former Ringland allotments. Brickyard Lane in Allt-yr-yn could also house up to four plots if the need arose in future. The Castleton site is not on the shortlist.
The preferred place for a transit site has been identified as the yard off the A449, with the land on Celtic Way in reserve, as an alternative transit site if the preferred option cannot be developed.
The article can be viewed here