Public consultation has started on a development of more than 1,500 homes planned for a brownfield site near Pontypool. The drop in consultation sessions will take place on March 1 and 2 (4.00 – 8.00pm) at the second floor boardroom, Mamhilad House, Mamhilad Park Estate. For more information contact 01495 763275. Property company Johnsey Estates UK wants to transform a 52-hectare site at Mamhilad into a new community comprising more than 1,500 homes, a neighbourhood centre with shops and leisure facilities, a primary school and enhanced employment opportunities. The 52 hectares includes the vacant former Parke-Davis site, the former Nylon Spinners factory and the Mamhilad Park Estate site. The site, which runs alongside the A4042, is located within the Mamhilad Strategic Action Area, which is allocated for mixed-use redevelopment in the adopted Torfaen County Borough Council local development plan.