Monmouthshire County Council formally approved plans to sell part of the
Comprehensive School playing field for a new supermarket. The council
reported that there had been six expressions of interest and that a short-listing
process would begin shortly. It claimed that the new store would help
to regenerate the town centre by bringing more shoppers into the town.
However, an alternative “green” vision for Caldicot was put
forward by town councillor Anthony Perrett, who called for a community-owned
store selling local produce.
IN CASTLE PARK
Welsh Water announced proposals to build a pumping station in Caldicot
Castle Country Park as part of a series of measures to alleviate flooding
in Castle Lea and Chepstow Road. The town council approved plans for the
six metre high structure on condition that it was screened by trees.
TOP PUB APPEALS
OVER PLAY FORT
Stephen and Judy Gribble, owners of the award-winning Castle Inn, launched
an appeal against a decision by Monmouthshire County Council to demand
that a play fort, built in the pub garden without planning permission,
should be taken down.
The cheapest property advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
in January 2009 was a two bedroom first floor flat in Longfellow Road
at £94,950, reduced from £99,950. The cheapest house was a
one bedroom mid link property in Stafford Road at £114,000. The
most expensive, as in December, was a four bedroom property in Mill Lane
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