Archive for June, 2012

Barratt Homes set to launch soon at Charlton Hayes

Posted on Saturday 30th June 2012 at 12:28 pm by SH (Editor)

The Barratt Homes development at Charlton Hayes, Patchway, Bristol.

Barratt Homes is inviting potential buyers to register their interest in new homes it plans to build at the Charlton Hayes development in Patchway.

In a deal signed in December last year,  Barratt David Wilson acquired part of the site from lead developer Bovis Homes.

The land acquired by Barratt lies in the eastern part of the Charlton Hayes site, in the angle formed by Callicroft Road and Gloucester Road. It has outline planning permission for the construction of 273 new homes, with full (reserved matters) permission recently being granted for 46 of those.

Potential buyers can register their interest now ahead of the official launch of the two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Barratt Sales Director Andrea Pilgrim said:

“From young professionals and first-time buyers to growing families, Charlton Hayes really will have something for everyone.”

“We can’t wait to show potential buyers everything on offer at this outstanding new development. Anyone interested in moving to this impressive new development should register their interest now to be invited to the launch event and receive information about available homes.”

To register, call 0844 811 1855 or visit the Charlton Hayes page on the Barratt website.

The deal to sell the land was brokered by land agents CJH Land, based in Flax Bourton.

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Appeal for information following Callicroft distraction burglary

Posted on Thursday 28th June 2012 at 4:48 pm by SH (Editor)

Police car.

Witnesses and information are being sought following a distraction burglary in Patchway last week.

At around 4pm on Friday 22nd June, an 86-year-old woman was at home in Callicroft Road, when a man knocked at the door asking about building work.

The lady let the man into the house. When the man left, the victim noticed money had been taken.

Officers investigating this crime would now like to speak to a man who is described as white, approx 20 years-old, tall, and of a slim build. He had short curly brown hair, was clean shaven and was wearing grey patterned trousers and a grey/black top.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Related link: Police in Patchway (The Journal)

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Persimmon submits plans for 1,100 homes south of airfield

Posted on Friday 22nd June 2012 at 8:39 pm by SH (Editor)

Illustrative neighbourhood masterplan of the Fishpool Hill development.

Housebuilder Persimmon has submitted a planning application for 1,100 homes at Fishpool Hill, south of Filton Airfield.

The development, which includes a local centre and a primary school, will be constructed on agricultural land north of the Henbury Loop railway line, between the A4018 in the west and Charlton Common in the east.

The land lies within the ‘New Charlton’ area of the Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood proposed in South Gloucestershire Council’s Core Strategy, a planning blueprint for the next 14 years that is currently undergoing independent inspection at a public inquiry.

The main vehicular access route into the new development will be from Wyck Beck Road in the east, although the masterplan shows further potential points of access from land within the Filton Airfield site (seen in the top right corner of the plan above), which is also designated for housing in the Core Strategy.

Plans for the new development first came to light in January last year, when Persimmon said it hoped to start building by “early 2012”.

A public consultation event was held at Henbury Social Club in December 2011. A ‘community engagement report’ submitted with the planning application reveals that the event was attended by 96 people. Of the 35 response forms completed, 77% raised traffic and transport as being an important issue.

More info: Location of the new development (Google Maps)

Related link: Cribbs/Patchway New Neighbourhood (The Journal)

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Holy Family School gets improved rating from Ofsted

Posted on Thursday 21st June 2012 at 12:43 pm by SH (Editor)

Holy Family RC Primary School, Stoke Lodge, Patchway, Bristol.

Patchway’s Holy Family RC Primary School has been rated “good” by Ofsted inspectors who visited the school last month.

Two inspectors observed a total of 20 lessons at the 174-pupil school, located in Amberley Road, Stoke Lodge.

Lead inspector Michael Merchant writes in his report:

“This is a good school. Pupils make good progress thanks to consistently good teaching and their good attitudes to learning. The school has improved considerably since its previous inspection and shows that young people can achieve well, irrespective of circumstance.”

Previously rated only “satisfactory” (in 2008), inspectors attribute the school’s improvement to the headteacher and leadership team:

“The school’s success has undoubtedly been brought about by the clear-sighted, principled, and approachable headteacher with strong support from her highly skilled leadership team.”

“Together, they drive improvement resolutely and with the best interests of the pupils in mind, raising the quality of teaching with conspicuous success through rigorous quality assurance linked to focused professional development.”

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