Glan Llyn shown within Newport
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||NP18 2|
|Postcode district||NP26 3|
|UK Parliament||Newport East|
The steel production part of Llanwern steel works closed in 2001, leading to the loss of 1,300 jobs, although a finishing plant still remains in operation today. After the closure British Steel started the process of finding a redevelopment partner, choosing St. Modwen Properties, who in 2004 bought a 600-acre (240 ha) package of land. The redevelopment process started with the clearing of the former steel works buildings, and making the site environmentally safe. In 2010, this allowed the site to act as a Park & Ride facility for the 2010 Ryder Cup event at the Celtic Manor Resort. Eventually up to 400,000 tonnes of concrete from the former steel works will be used in the redevelopment of the site.
St Modwen have set out a £1Bn mixed-use redevelopment plan for the site, which it is envisaged will take 20 years to complete, in circa 2026–28. The new community plan includes the construction of 4,000 homes, with a supporting infrastructure that includes schools, a police station, supermarket, open spaces that will include three new lakes, new access roads, a GPs' surgery plus health and leisure facilities.
The first phase was approved in April 2010 by Newport City Council, which will create 1,330 homes, the district centre, a primary school and the west lake. After gaining specific planning permission in April 2011, Persimmon plc started work on the construction of the first 307 homes in September 2011, which will take three years to complete. It is expected that homes will be made available for sale before the end of 2011.
Politics and representation
- "£200m investment for Llanwern". BBC Wales. 16 February 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Green light for Newport's new '£1bn community'". British Broadcasting Corporation. 9 April 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Work starts on £1bn Llanwern steel site development". British Broadcasting Corporation. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "4,000 homes given go-ahead on ex-steelworks site". British Broadcasting Corporation. 2 September 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- "Persimmon plans homes on former Llanwern steel site". British Broadcasting Corporation. 24 February 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
- Glan Llyn development website
- Celtic Business Park
- www.geograph.co.uk : photos of Llanwern and surrounding area
- BBC Wales video report on master plan approval, April 2010