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Updated Plans For Regeneration Of Caldicot Town Centre

Back in 2013 Monmouthshire County Council committed to a project to invest and regeneration Caldicot, put forward by Caldicot Town Team. Now, Initial artistic impressions of how Caldicot Town Centre would look after regeneration plans have been published by the designers Roberts Limbrick. We do into more depth regarding the plans and give the option for you to express your views and concerns on the proposed plans. 

Caldicot Town Team are extremely pleased that an idea to regenerate the town centre back at the end of 2013 has already turned into making substantial investment from both Monmouthshire County Council and The Welsh Government. With the works at The Cross now completed and work already under way improving the links from Caldicot Castle, the project now moves onto its next phase of the regeneration focussing on the town centre.

We have pulled important details from the plans that have been proposed to point out, but it is very important for us to inform you of a live Webinar taking place on Thursday 6th March at 6pm. You will need to register beforehand, but can do so by clicking this link Register For Live Webinar 

It has always been our view that the plans for the town centre should be widely discussed with the public and views should be fully taken into consideration when making plans to ensure that the money spent is a worthwhile investment and relevant to the needs of the user. This is something that we have pushed for and promoted with Public Consultations, Surveys and Meetings throughout the process, since we began this ambitious project back in 2013 with Monmouthshire County Council. 

 

View looking down towards the Centre zone, with Bargain Booze on your right and The Methodist church behind you on your left. You can see that the majority of the street furniture has been removed from the sides of the pedestrian areas, with a “central belt” of lightning, trees and seating, making the town centre feel much more “open plan” 

 

This view is looking down from the Methodist Church (left) and Car Care Caldicot on your right. This shows the removal of the Planters in the central part of town, aligns street furniture in the “central “belt and allows for better placement of market traders on Market Days. 

This is stood on Newport Road, with the Gulf Petrol Station on your left and the new Aldi Store on your right. This shows a less cluttered entrance to the town centre, with new trees, seating and lightning all matching and aligning with the “central belt” This makes for a much better line of sight as you are travelling along Newport Road, which helps with giving the “sense of arrival” that many have commented in the past that Caldicot lacks.

 

 

This image shows the view from Greggs (on your left) and Classic Barber (on your right)
This provides a much more open space, with the area decluttered, the “central belt” and more planting of trees, plant columns and new paving which flows and matches right up to shop fronts.

 

This shows the view from the other side of the “central belt” area, with the alley to the car park (on your right) and Fratelli’s located behind you. Opening up areas like this and improving the shop frontages will help modernise the town centre, improve the feel throughout the town and provide more space for more leisure activities or markets.

This last image is one that we think is going to make the area look at its best, with the Caldicot “Coin” still in situ, but removed street furniture, realigned seating, new paving to compliment and match the rest of the town and a large open plan space.

The full details of the plans can be found here Consultation panels LR Please do take some time to look over the plans and then come along to the Webinar Thursday Evening at 6pm, to raise any questions or concerns. It is really important to be able to use your voice for the benefit of improving the area and hope that any suggestions or comments are relevant and suitable for an audience. This is your town centre, you will be the end user and you can make a difference to how it looks, feels and seems. 

Caldicot Town Team are thrilled with these plans and cannot wait to see the building work taking place and the improvements being made. Now so more than ever, our small, independent businesses need our and your support, with these improvements and the publicity that this project brings, more people than ever will know about Caldicot town centre and will help to bring in more footfall, which benefits everybody. 

We will keep you updated with the plans as they move along. 

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