FIVE new affordable homes could be built in Caldicot as part of the Local Development Plan (LDP).

Homes include one two bedroom wheelchair accessible bungalow at Cae Mawr Grove and four one bedroom apartments at Green Lane.

In order to build the bungalow, 13 single storey garages at Cae Mawr, owned by Monmouthshire Housing Association (MHA), will need to be demolished.

An audit on the garages discovered only five contained cars and three were disused with no tenant.

Two neighbours objected to the plans saying displacing five cars onto narrow streets with insufficient space would be problematic.

At Green Lane, 12 on-site garages would need to be demolished to build the two storey building hosting the four one-bedroom apartments.

Each new apartment will contain an open plan living and dining area, a kitchen, bathroom and storage space.

Planned for the site is a communal amenity area enclosed by a 1.8 metre high close boarded fence. This also includes an area for drying clothes.

There will be one parking space allocated for each apartment plus one visitor parking space.

Caldicot Town Council has objected to both the plans citing a lack of amenity area for children to play.

Planning officers responded to the objection, saying the apartments are not for family dwellings as they are one bedroom units.

Monmouthshire County Council's (MCC) planning committee will meet next Tuesday 14th April to discuss the plans.