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For the free software telephony server, see YATE.

Template:GBdot Yate (pop. 23,000), near Bristol, England, is a new town situated at the southern end of the escarpment of the Cotswold hills. The much smaller town of Chipping Sodbury is continuous with Yate.

The town was conceived in the 1960s. Yate was in Gloucestershire until 1974 when it became part of the newly formed county of Avon. In 1996 Avon was abolished and the area became part of South Gloucestershire.

Yate once had an aircraft manufacturing industry (Parnall).

The town is surrounded by countryside while within easy reach of the city of Bristol (12 miles) by car, bus or train.

Development in the 1960s included a pedestrianised shopping centre of around 100 shops, including Curry's, Burtons and Woolworths. Morrisons, Tesco and Lidl supermarkets are nearby, and a B&Q DIY centre. Numerous trading estates ring the town.

In 2003/2004 it was disclosed that Yate's shopping centre is to undergo a major re-development with new shops, cafes and the enlargement of Tesco.



External References

[1] (http://www.southglos.gov.uk/acrobat/yatevison.pdf) [2] (http://www.avon.nhs.uk/phnet/spotlight/south_gloucestershire.htm)


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