So Much, So Close:
Coopers Edge, located almost equidistant between the city of Gloucester – Gloucestershire’s administrative centre – and the famous Regency town of Cheltenham, is within minutes drive of Junction 11A of the M5, linking to Stroud and Bristol in one direction and Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Worcester and Birmingham in the other.
An important historic centre famed for its mediaeval cathedral and monasteries, the neighbouring city of Gloucester is currently undergoing an extensive Government-backed re-generation initiative.
Alongside many other schemes, this will see the complete revitalisation of the historic docklands, bringing new retail, leisure, educational and employment opportunities.
Cheltenham, one of the region’s major shopping centres, is renowned not only for its stunning architecture and unique Music and Literary Festivals but also of course for its world famous Gold Cup horse racing festival, which is held annually at the town’s legendary Prestbury racecourse.
The Roman town of Cirencester, gateway to the famous Cotswold countryside, is within easy driving distance and further south can be found the beautiful, rugged Stroud Valleys, much eulogised by poet Laurie Lee.
Bristol, the West Country’s leading commercial centre, is just 40 minutes drive away by motorway.
An effective transport policy is a vital part of the preservation of the Coopers Edge destination environment. Soon a bus service will serve the development, which it is hoped will link to the key areas of Gloucester and Cheltenham and also, perhaps, to other neighbouring towns and centres.