Cheswick, South Gloucestershire
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Cheswick is a new village bridging the South Gloucestershire and Bristol borders. It straddles the boundaries of Stoke Gifford, Filton and Lockleaze and lies close to the major employment sites of the University of the West of England (UWE), MOD Abbey Wood and Hewlett Packard. The development has two points of vehicular access: From the Abbey Wood Roundabout on the A4174 Avon Ring Road and from Coldharbour Lane, just south of the UWE East Entrance.
Construction started in 2008 and is expected to be completed in 2015 with a total of 1100 houses. Prior to construction the land was part of Wallscourt farm and Hewlett Packard. The houses have been constructed by Redrow Homes, Elan Homes and Taylor Wimpey and local housing associations Curo Group (previously known as Somer Housing Group), Solon Housing, Sovereign Housing and Affinity Sutton. The structure of the village consists of a long central road called Long Down Avenue with a central village square to be constructed. Phases of the development and who built them are listed below: Tallsticks (Phase 1, Redrow) The Bowery (Phase 2, Redrow) Bleinheim Meadow (Phase 3, Taylor Wimpey) Mortimer Gardens (Phase 4, Elan Homes) Neighbourhood Centre called The Square (Phase 5, Mansell Homes) Aurora Spring (Phase 6, Redrow) Wallscourt Park (Phase 7, Redrow)
South Gloucestershire Council’s most recent Local Plan, approved in 2006, foresaw the construction of 900 homes at Cheswick Village.
Planning Permission (South Gloucestershire Council) PT04/0684/O – Received 17th Feb 2004; Approved 4th Nov 2005
Residential development at a density of 50 units per hectare overall across the site together with supporting infrastructure and ancillary facilities.
PT07/1715/RM – Received 18 May 2007; Approved 5th Nov 2007
Erection of 100 dwellings with car parking, landscaping and associated works (Approval of Reserved Matters to be read in conjunction with Outline Planning Permission PT04/0684/O). Applicant: Redrow Homes. Phase 1.
PT07/3519/RM – Received 26th Nov 2007; Approved 16 May 2008
Erection of 225 no. dwellings with car parking, landscaping and associated works (Approval of Reserved Matters to be read in conjunction with planning permission PT04/0684/O). Applicant: Redrow Homes. Phase 2.
PT07/2424/R3F – Received 3rd Aug 2007; Approved 12th Oct 2007
Formation of carriageway to provide public transport bus link
PT08/3118/RM – Received 28th Nov 2008; Approved 3rd Nov 2009
Reserved matters application for 77 dwellings, parking, landscaping, public open space and associated infrastructure Approval of reserved matters to be read in conjunction with outline planning permission PT04/0684/O). Applicant: Elan Homes. Phase 4.
PT09/5336/RM- Received 15th Sep 2009; Approved 26th Feb 2010
Reserve matters application for 194 dwellings, associated parking, landscaping, public open space and infrastructure (Approval of reserved matters to be read in conjunction with outline planning permission PT04/0684/O). Applicant: Redrow Homes. Phase 3.
PT09/5504/RM – Received 5th Oct 2009; Approved 31st Dec 2009
Reserved matters application for 121 dwellings, parking, and associated infrastructure. (Approval of reserved matters to be read in conjunction with outline planning permission PT04/0684/O and variation of PT07/3519/RM). Applicant: Redrow Homes. Phase 2B.
PT10/0201/RM – Received 1st Feb 2010; Approved 21st Apr 2010
Erection of 121 dwellings with landscaping (Approval of reserved matters to be read in conjunction with outline planning permission PT04/0684/O and PT09/5504/RM). Applicant: Redrow Homes. Phase 2B.
PT12/0684/RM – Received 24th Feb 2012; Approved 31st Aug 2012
Provision of local neighbourhood centre to comprise 2,425 square metres of retail floorspace (Class A1/A2/A3/A4/A5), 633 square metres of D1 floorspace (including 262 sq metres nursery); 363 square metre gymnasium (Class D2); 137 residential units (C3); with car parking, landscaping and infrastructure works.
PT12/3361/R3F – Received 9th Oct 2012; Approved 17th Dec 2012
Construction of 2 form entry primary school with associated works including provision of playing field and shared multi-use games court.
PT15/0870/RM – Received 26th Feb 2015
Erection of 4-storey care home (C3) to comprise 32 no. units with associated communal facilities, car parking, landscaping and infrastructure works.
PT15/0510/F – Received 9th Feb 2015
Demolition of existing Rugby Clubhouse buildings (The Dings, subject to separate relocation application PT15/0493/F) and erection of 149 no. dwellings, with open space, sustainable urban drainage, vehicular and pedestrian access, landscaping, infrastructure and engineering works.
PT15/0870/RM - Received 26 February 2015
Erection of 4-storey retirement housing (C3) to comprise 32 units with associated communal facilities, car parking, landscaping and infrastructure works. (Approval of reserved matters to be read in conjunction with planning permission PT04/0684/O and variation to approved reserved matters application PT12/0684/RM). | Cheswick Village (Phase 5) Long Down Avenue Stoke Gifford South Gloucestershire
Planning Permission (Bristol City Council) 04/00721/P – Received 17th Feb 2004; Approved 19th Oct 2005
Residential development of up to 50 units per hectare and employment development together with supporting infrastructure and ancillary facilities. Applicant: Redrow Homes. Phase 6.
10/02438/M – Received 4th Jun 2010; Approved 18th Nov 2010
Reserved matters application – Proposed residential development of 253 units comprising 1 and 2 bedroom apartments 2-6 bedroom houses. Applicant: Redrow Homes. Phase 6.
11/03974/F – Received 22nd Sep 2011; Approved 22nd Dec 2011
Development of a care home under use class C2 and other ancillary works. Applicant: Castleoak. Phase 6.
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.
The buses which currently use this link are the First bus 70, 71, x18 & 18
Work is underway to a bus link from Romney Avenue into Cheswick Village via Danby Street and work is aiming to be completed within the next 12 months on this link. Once opened the number 72 will also travel through the village.
- Bristol green 'village of the future' gets planning permission. Builderandengineer.co.uk.
- Cheswick Bus Link set to improve journey times – South Gloucestershire Council Archived 25 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.. Southglos.gov.uk (17 September 2012).