The Site

The site is in Uplands, Stroud. Springfield Road to the north, Slad Road to the south. Park Gardens is adjacent to the site on the west. The ground slopes towards the south and is mostly enclosed by trees with views across the Slad Valley. It is a 3-5 minute walk to the Town centre. Trains to London take 1 ˝ hours. Stroud is famous for once having the largest LETS (alternative currency) in the country, a Green Mayor and Green Town Council, there are many artists, musicians, health practitioners, campaigning groups, different schools, home educators etc. There is a stream running along the western boundary of the site, this will be further exposed and developed as part of the Sustained Urban Drainage Scheme (SUDS). We received detailed planning permission for a Cohousing Community on 12th June 2001.  The site feels just right and is waiting for cohousing – expected completion summer 2002.  Feel free to wonder through it and then have a meal at Woodruffs Café on the High Street, our favourite organic restaurant. You can buy or order the 2 books, Cohousing and the Pattern Language next door in the Stroud Bookshop.