Stonehouse Town Council
Mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 Stanhaus, 2 mills valued at 17/6d and 2 vineyards at 8 pounds.
There are considerably more mills, and 2 pubs replacing the vineyards.
A great place to visit.
Stonehouse is uniquely situated in stunning countryside on the Cotswold Way and beside the Stroudwater Navigation canal.
A great place to work.
Stonehouse is a working town with several big local employers including Renishaw and Muller.
The town also has a traditional High Street with a wide range of useful shops.
A great place to live.
For a small town, Stonehouse has lots of facilities including a library and Stonehouse Sports Centre.
Check the Your Community pages to find out about all the different things going on in Stonehouse.
The Town Council is made up of 14 councillors, who are all volunteers. They are representatives of the town’s residents and businesses and sit on committees and working groups that cover almost every aspect of town life.
Stonehouse has a population of over 8500 with a high number of employees from the locality working in the 4 business parks. There is an infant and junior school, a private primary school, a secondary school, a special educational needs school and
Stonehouse Town Football Club’s home venue is at Oldends Lane and their 1st team is currently playing in the Northern Senior League.
Stonehouse has a thriving High Street with a good mix of independent and national retailers including two butchers, a florist, an opticians, several hairdressers, a pet shop, a pharmacy, beauty salons, a hardware store, two kitchen designers,
Stonehouse is less than 3 miles away from Junctions 12 and 13 of the M5 with good links to Gloucester and Stroud. There is a railway station that provides a regular service to and from London and Stonehouse is part of the National Cycle Network.
Neighbourhood Development Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan aims to ensure that the development of the town will contribute to what residents most value about Stonehouse; a strong, friendly community, a distinctive thriving town in a beautiful rural setting with excellent transport links and employment opportunities. All planning applications will have to pay regard to and conform with this Plan through to 2031.
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