Cirencester Cohousing

Our project

Cirencester Cohousing plans a site of 1.2 hectares (3 acres). Our aim is to have a mixture of tenures ranging across private, affordable and shared ownership; and tenancies on an affordable basis.

Our values

We subscribe to the values of the cohousing movement in that our community will be supportive, consensual, and cooperative. It is our common intention to share and contribute to and jointly manage the community, and to run it in an environmentally sustainable way. We have a positive commitment to diversity and inclusion with respect to age, ethnicity, gender, sexuality and disability. The building units will be designed as lifetime homes and we will be proactive in accommodating independent people with learning disabilities or people with disabled dependents.

The development

We will have a common house, and 32 units – self-contained houses and apartments – in a mix of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms. Each unit will have an amount of private space (small garden or balcony). There will be shared car parking at the entrance to the site, with pedestrian-only access elsewhere. Provision will be made for disabled drivers and emergency vehicles. The rest of the outdoor area will be planned for social space, children’s play areas, vegetable plots and decorative planting.

The shared amenities in the common house will include a kitchen with food stores, a spacious dining and multi-function space which can provide a children’s play area, and room for meetings and social events. There will be an office, storage facilities and a laundry, and studio space for art and music. Visitor accommodation will also be included.

Latest News

The next meeting of the group will be on Sunday April 28th 2019.

We’re excited that our bid for funding has been approved by the regional panel of Homes England. The bid goes forward to the national panel on 23rd April for a final decision.

More detailed news coverage, when available, can be found here.

If you’d like to join us for discussions about the project, please phone or email us.

Contact details and a message form are available by selecting the contact page from the menu.

Paul:  ‘Basically it’s about a group of people working together to build a community and create a great lifestyle for everyone’


Claire:  ‘The common house is our social hub, but what’s really important is that we don’t live in each others’ pockets – privacy is as important in a cohousing community as anywhere else’


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