Proposed Improvements to Church Road, Caldicot
Monmouthshire County Council has announced the proposed plans for improvements to Church Road in Caldicot. They are intended to address a number of local needs that have been identified by the county council and other local organisations.
These include managing traffic and parking during school drop-off and pick-up times, reducing traffic speed, improving the environment for local residents to walk and cycle, whilst developing the road into a more attractive and ‘green’ street by introducing more trees, planting and wider footways. These improvements will also enhance the link between the town centre and Caldicot Castle and Country Park.
This project is the outcome of extensive consultation over the past few years where people were asked which areas in Caldicot they would like to see improvements made.
The Church Road proposals form part of the wider regeneration plans for Caldicot Town, and plans are being developed to improve the area for businesses, residents and visitors alike.
In 2018, Caldicot Town was chosen as Monmouthshire’s priority regeneration scheme and forms part of the wider Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) regeneration plan.
The scheme is largely funded by a Welsh Government grant and the council is waiting to hear if the money has been awarded. If the funding is put in place this year, then it is anticipated that work would start early next year, with exact timing to be confirmed in due course.
Councillor Jane Pratt, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Neighbourhood Services said: “I am very hopeful that the Church Road scheme will proceed. It sits well with the improvements to the Cross and helps to link the castle to the town by walking or cycling rather than by car.”
Councillor David Evans, Mayor of Caldicot commented: “The Cross scheme is bringing major improvements to the town centre and this enhances it further. Our focus will then be upon gaining further investment to improve the remainder of the town centre. I very much hope the funding is put in place so that the Church Road scheme can proceed.”
The proposals have already been shared with the residents and businesses of Church Road, as well as Castle Park Primary School representatives.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to provide feedback via the surveys on the page.
Survey is now closed
Phase 1 of the Church Road improvement works due to commence on the 15th February 2021.
Monmouthshire County Council has been successful in securing funding from Welsh Government from Its Active Travel and Green Infrastructure funds.
The funding allows us to begin phase 1 of the Church Road improvement works, which will focus on three areas of work along Church Road to assist pedestrian safety, improve crossing points and enhance the entrance into the Castle & Country Park. These areas are:
- The Section from the Cross Destination Space to the junction with Cross Close
- Space and crossing outside the existing pedestrian gate to Castle Park Primary School
- Corner of Church Road by the entrance into the Castle and Country Park
The plan below highlights the areas of work included in phase 1.