Cheswick, South Gloucestershire
Cheswick is a new village in South Gloucestershire on the fringes of Bristol. Construction started in 2008 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.
The Cheswick bus link opened on 17 September 2012, 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.
- Bristol green 'village of the future' gets planning permission. Builderandengineer.co.uk.
- Cheswick Bus Link set to improve journey times – South Gloucestershire Council. Southglos.gov.uk (17 September 2012).
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