Cheswick, South Gloucestershire

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Cheswick is located in Gloucestershire
 Cheswick shown within Gloucestershire
Civil parish Stoke Gifford
Unitary authority South Gloucestershire
Ceremonial county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS34
Dialling code 0117
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Filton and Bradley Stoke
List of places

Coordinates: 51°29′53″N 2°33′36″W / 51.498°N 2.56°W / 51.498; -2.56

Cheswick is a new village in South Gloucestershire on the fringes of Bristol. Construction started in 2008[1] and is expected to be completed in 2015 with a total of 1800 houses. It is located slightly north of Lockleaze and East of Filton. It is surrounded by MOD, Hewlett Packard offices and University of the West of England. Prior to construction the land was part of Wallscourt farm and Hewlett Packard. It has houses being constructed by Redrow Homes Elan Homes and Taylor Wimpey and a local housing and support organisation Curo Group (previously known as Somer Housing Group). The structure of the village consists of a long central road called Long Down Avenue with a central village square to be constructed.

Transport links[edit]

The Cheswick bus link opened on 17 September 2012,[2] the link is to cut journey times to U.W.E by avoiding the Avon Ringroad and Coldharbour Lane which often become congested, also it is to be link to the new proposed Romney Avenue Bus Link to Lockleaze to further cut journey times between U.W.E and central Bristol.

The buses which currently use this link are the 11, 12, 13, 15 and 19 services run by Wessex Bus and the 18, X18 and 70 services run by First.

The village is within walking distance of Filton Abbey Wood Station and also has direct bus links to Bristol Parkway Station and Temple Meads Station.

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