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Cheswick Village

Cheswick Village, formerly known as Wallscourt Farm, is a new residential development in the northern fringe of Bristol.

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.

South Gloucestershire Council’s most recent Local Plan, approved in 2006, foresaw the construction of 900 homes at Cheswick Village.

New homes at Tallsticks, Cheswick Village, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

Cheswick Village Masterplan (September 2006) [PDF, 564kB, source]

Location of Cheswick Village

The development has two points of vehicular access:

  • From the Abbey Wood Roundabout on the A4174 Avon Ring Road
  • From Coldharbour Lane, just south of the UWE East Entrance

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Housing Developments at Cheswick Village

Open market housing:

Social housing:

  • Cheswick (Somer Community Housing Trust)

Retirement and assisted living:

Neighbourhood Centre and other Community Facilities

Following pre-application consultation with the local community about its preliminary plans, Havard Tisdale has submitted a full planning application to South Gloucestershire Council for a new local centre at Cheswick Village.

South Gloucestershire Council has earmarked £5.4million for a new primary school at Cheswick Village, construction of which is due to start “this year [2012]”.

A 74-bed care home is being constructed on the Aurora Spring development, south of Long Down Avenue. Once complete, it will be operated by Barchester Healtcare.

Roads and Public Transport

Long Down Avenue is the main ‘spine’ road through Cheswick Village. It has a 20mph speed limit through the residential area.

South Gloucestershire Council is currently constructing a bus- and cycle-only road (the ‘Long Mead bus link’) along the northern boundary of the development. It branches off from Long Down Avenue opposite the MOD complex and runs through to the UWE campus and Coldharbour Lane in the east. The link is due to open in September 2012.

The Cheswick Bus Link was officially opened on Monday 17th September 2012

Another bus- and cycle-only road, the ‘Romney Avenue bus link’, is also planned. This will run south/north through Cheswick Village, connecting Romney Avenue in Lockleaze with the Long Mead bus link.

UWE Masterplan

UWE has said it intends to submit an outline planning application, supported by its New Campus Masterplan, to South Gloucestershire Council in August 2012.

Community Websites

Cheswick Village Stories in The Journal

Cheswick Village in the News

Go slow village struggles in technology ‘dark age’
22nd January 2014 | Bristol Post
It was hailed as the ‘village of the future’ but residents at Cheswick Village are in a “technological dark age”. Hundreds say they face being left out of plans for super-fast broadband, and some householders say they do not even have any landline connection.

Rovers stars mark milestone
12th July 2013 | Bristol Post
Bristol Rovers footballers Matt Gill and Michael Smith have helped to mark an exciting new phase in the development of Cheswick Village, where they live. The pair attended a groundbreaking ceremony at The Square, which will include 93 one- and two-bedroom apartments, plus cafes, bars and restaurants along with a new nursery.

South Gloucestershire Council to invest over £100m in public services
31st January 2012 | Gazette
A further £29.7million will be invested in schools, including building a new £5.4million primary school at Cheswick Village, next to the University of the West of England’s Frenchay campus, …

Bristol green ‘village of the future’ gets planning permission
11th January 2008 | Builder & Engineer
The first phase of ‘greener’ homes planned for a new urban village near Bristol has been given the ‘green light’ by planners.Situated within two milesnorth of Bristol city centre in Cheswick, Filton, housebuillder Redrow’s flagship venture,will create an entire village of environmentally friendly homes, designed to achieve level three of the new Code for Sustainable Homes – two years ahead of targets set by Government.

New homes at The Bowery, Cheswick Village, Stoke Gifford, Bristol.

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 18th 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 16th 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 of 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 of 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.

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.

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