Monmouthshire County Council planning committee deferred a decision on
plans for 109 new houses off Church Road after objections from the town
council and local residents. The objections raised concerns over sewerage,
gas mains, traffic and schooling. A particular concern was that sewerage
from the homes would further pollute the Neddern Brook.
Caldicot Town Council voiced its opposition to MCC’s proposal to
close the respite care home at Budden Crescent and called a meeting with
other town and community councils affected by the closure. Parents rejected
the alternatives offered by MCC, which included stays in private sector
care homes and direct payments to allow them to arrange their own care.
The final decision was postponed by MCC until after the general election.
Malcolm Webb, 20, of Castle Lodge Crescent, was sentenced to three years
in a young offenders institution after pleading guilty to separate assaults
leading to grievous bodily harm, one in Caldicot and the other in Chepstow.
The first assault was carried out while he was serving a suspended sentence
for dangerous driving, while the second assault was carried out while
he was on bail for the first.
The cheapest properties advertised in the local press for sale in Caldicot
at the end of March 2010 were three bedroom semi-detached properties in
New Road and Castle Lodge Crescent at £129,950. The most expensive
was a four bedroom detached property in Clos Rheidol at £249,000.
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