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Charlton Hayes shown within Gloucestershire
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Charlton Hayes is a mixed use development located on a land north of the Filton Airfield and it is a new extension to Patchway. Planning permission was granted by the South Gloucestershire Council in 2008 to build 2,200 homes for 6,000 residents. Charlton Hayes was named after the original village of Charlton, which was demolished to make way for the Filton Airfield.
Charlton Hayes development will include 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes, a Ford car dealership and a new by-pass 'Hayes Way'. Hayes Way links the A38 to Merlin Road and Highwood Road at the bottom of The Mall, Cribbs Causeway. The new by-pass will relieve congestion on Highwood road, which is no longer open to general traffic and is now restricted to buses only. The development was funded by Bovis Homes who also have made a contribution to the funding of the Hayes Way construction.
Highwood Road controversially closed in October 2012 for a trial period. LED Road signs and threats of police enforcement to remove unauthorized traffic began in 2013. It is expected that the Royal Mail will use the roads from Hayes way to relieve traffic off the Patchway Flyover and Haynes Way will then link directly to Gypsy Patch Lane. The old Benson Brothers Sites is being rebuilt into a new police station for Avon and Somerset Police. It is expected after the full decommissioning of the airfield that more homes will be developed into the overall area. The Vauxhall Dealer at the flyover bought a row of old houses via purchase and demolished them into a new carpark for the increasing amount of cars being stored and sold there.
A Ford dealership has recently opened. As well as Bovis Homes, other construction companies and housing associations are building houses here. The possible airfield closure could provide new routes linking the old road to Henbury and Southmead again.
The Main Hayes Way Dual Carriageway is separated into three roundabouts, named after the aeroplanes Concorde, Brabazon, Blenheim. The Highwood road junction now goes into Wood Street, where a sizable amount of residents already live. The Concorde Roundabout loops back to the A38 road back towards the M5 motorway.
- "Charlton Hayes". Patchway Journal.