Residents living in, or near, Llantarnam Drive and Pilgrim Close may be wondering what might be the cause of the sound of heavy machinery heard recently.
Plasdwr inform us that this is as a result of an archaeological survey being undertaken on land that will be part of Phase 2 of the Plasdwr development. These surveys are undertaken before parcels of land are put out to tender, for developers to bid to build housing on the land. In this way, developers can avoid the problem of discovering an ancient fort (for instance) halfway through building works.
Phase 2 will begin during 2020 - and is predicted to take five years to complete.
The following plan shows the extent of Phase 2 - along with the predicted timings of every other phase. You can see a larger copy of the plan here.