A new budget supermarket for Caldicot could be on the cards. The 8,000 square foot store would be built on Castlegate Business Park and access would be gained off Caldicot Road. A full planning application will go before Monmouthshire County councillors on Tuesday (2nd September). Caldicot Town Council recommended the plans for refusal citing inadequate parking facilities and pedestrian access. The town council also believed the supermarket was not in the best interests of the economy of Caldicot. Monmouthshire County Council's economic development department also voiced concerns over the impact the new supermarket would have on the town centre itself. The Caldicot Town Team strongly objected the plans, saying the new supermarket would ultimately "dampen the community spirit in the current regeneration of the town centre." However, there were representations that supported the application. One resident said: "I have to drive to Newport weekly to shop and this will save me and the rest of the people who do this from Caldicot a lot of fuel and time. I will still shop in the village." Monmouthshire councillors have been advised by officers to refuse on the grounds the new supermarket would have an adverse impact on the vitality and viability of Caldicot town centre.