Plans for 250 Houses on Former Newport Panasonic Site
The Panasonic factory that closed in Pencarn Way, Newport last year could be turned into a 250-home development. Planning consultancy Nathaniel Lichfield and Partners, which provided advice on the London Eye and Wembley Stadium, is to consult the public on the proposed development, which could comprise up to 250 homes. If approved, the plans could expand one of the largest housing estates in Newport, Duffryn Estate.
An application lodged to Newport City Council this month [May 16, 2013] made a "request for screening opinion for a residential development of up to 250 dwellings". The electronics giant which once employed 600 people, announced it was to pull out of its site in Pencarn Way, Newport, last November after more than a quarter of a century.