Bradley Stoke

Bradley Stoke is a town in Bristol, England, on the northern side of the city of Bristol. Named after the local Bradley Brook and Stoke Brook streams, the town was first planned in the 1970s and building began in 1987. The town is mainly residential aside from a number of retail and commercial areas.

Although there is some provision for local employment, such as the businesses at the north of the town and the two supermarkets, it is effectively a bedroom community, with many people working in the local businesses parks and at the main high-tech businesses in the nearby Aztec West business area]. The planned population is 25,000 and it is close to this now. Many parts now converge with Little Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Patchway, and further growth is restricted by the M5 motorway and M4 motorway.

Due to the increase in interest rates in the 1990s and the following housing slump and the high proportion of middle-class home ownership in the estate, it became nicknamed "Sadly Broke" by some Bristolians due to the rising levels of negative equity within the area.

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