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Emersons Green

Coordinates: 51.4947° N 2.5049° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

OS grid reference ST650774
South Gloucestershire
Ceremonial county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Constituent country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRISTOL
Postcode district BS
Dial code 0117
Ambulance South Western
UK Parliament Kingswood
European Parliament South West England
List of places: UKEnglandGloucestershire

Emersons Green is a residential area on the northern outskirts of Bristol, England. It was developed from farming land during the 1990s and early 21st century, and sits between the historic villages of Mangotsfield and Downend. Emersons Green lies within the Unitary Authority of South Gloucestershire, and is part of the Parliamentary Constituency of Kingswood. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (600x800, 11 KB) Summary Description: A blank map of the United Kingdom, with country outline and coastline; contact the author for help with modifications or add-ons Source: Reference map provided by Demis Mapper 6 Date: 2006-21-06 Author: User... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... South Gloucestershire is a local government area in South West England. ... 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History

The area was selected for development as part of the Avon County Structure Plan in 1985. Formerly green belt land bordering Mangotsfield and Downend, it was proposed to develop the area that now constitutes Emersons Green, with the green belt area being moved outwards. This area would also contain parts of the extensions to the A4174 Avon Ring Road. Northavon Bristol Kingswood Woodspring Wansdyke Bath The County of Avon was a short-lived administrative county in the west of England, named after the River Avon which ran through it. ... For other uses of the word Greenbelt, see Greenbelt (disambiguation). ... Rodway Hill, Mangotsfield. ... Downend - a suburb of Bristol in South Gloucestershire, England is located to the North East of Bristol and bordered by the Bristol City suburb of Fishponds to its south west and the South Gloucestershire suburbs of Staple Hill to the south and Frenchay to the west. ... The A4174 is a major road in England. ...


Geography

3 distinct areas of Emersons Green can be identified, according to the original development plan:

  • 150 hectares to the west and south of the A4174 containing housing and the retail park which includes the Sainsburys supermarket.
  • 31.5 hectares bordered by the M4, A4174 and Westerleigh Road. A business park was built on this area in the late 1990s.
  • Approximately 175 hectares to the north-east of the A4174 and south of Westerleigh Road. This area has been highlighted for the building of a science research park in conjunction with Bristol University and University of the West of England. The land currently remains undeveloped.

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Transport

Emersons Green is approx 6 miles from the centre of Bristol and 10 miles from Bath. Bristol Parkway and Temple Meads railway stations are both around 6 Miles away: both are difficult to reach during rush hour. Bristol Parkway is a railway station on the northern edge of Bristol (England), at Stoke Gifford in South Gloucestershire. ... Bristol Temple Meads is a major railway station in Bristol, England. ...


Buses : The 48 and 49 bus services run Between Bristol centre and Emersons green. Both services are often unpunctual, and sometimes the interior of the buses are in a dirty state; partly due to passengers.


Cycle track : The Bristol to Bath cycle track is nearby. There is also a route north along the Ring Road


Cars: cars are the most common form of transport. The Bristol Ring Road borders Emersons Green, however, during the morning rushhour, the Ring road heading north is very congested, and best avoided.


Taxi: It is recommended that a local taxi firm (Fishponds/Downend) is used, in preference to Bristol City taxis, as the former charge around 14 pounds to Bristol, while the latter can charge £20+ pounds.


Pubs And Bars

There are currently three pubs in Emersons Green, these are The Emersons Green Beefeater , The Langley Arms,and The Mill House. Just the other side is of the A4174 is The Folly, which pre-dates the Emersons Green development and so has traditionally been seen as on the outskirts of Downend even though its postal address is now Emersons Green. It is included here for completeness.


Eating

Botellino's Pizza


Shopping

There are a number of large retailers situated at the Emersons Green retail village, including :

A Lidl store in Launceston, United Kingdom Lidl is a European discount supermarket chain of German origin that operates 5,000 stores. ... Argos store. ...

Library

Emersons Green has it own Library, sited near Sainsbury's supermarket.


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Schools

Emersons Green Primary school


Parks

Community

Emersons Green Community Association [2]


Future

A new area of housing and business is planned for the Green belt area East of the A4174 ringroad.


A park and ride is planned on the land near Boots, which will have its own bus lane onto the ring road, in the northerly direction.


Pictures

BBC [3]


 
 

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