The Welsh Assembly Government announced that it had abandoned proposals
for the building of a tolled motorway across the Caldicot Levels. The
scheme was rejected as too expensive. Tolls would not raise sufficient
funds to meet the one billion pound cost. As part of the transport strategy
announced at the same time, WAG said it would be looking at developing
a park and ride scheme at Severn Tunnel Junction.
Following the town council’s refusal to support the scheme for building
a supermarket on the comprehensive school field, Monmouthshire County
Council suspended the scheme. The town council continued to explore the
possibility of holding a local referendum on the issue.
Councillor John Marshall called upon the town council to urgently consider
the problem of the shortage of burial plots in Caldicot. It was estimated
that the town’s cemetery would be full in four years.
Town councillor Tony Easson called for parents to be able to present written
questions to school governors’ meetings. He said he felt unwelcome
when he attended a governors’ meeting at one of the town’s
The cheapest house advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of July 2009 was a one bedroom mid-link starter home in Cobb
Crescent at £99,950. The most expensive was a “superbly renovated
and refurbished barn conversion” with four bedrooms at the old Church
Farm at £525,000 (see July
and August 2008 and February
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