The original parish council was formed in December 1894 and covered the whole area of Hucclecote. In April 1967, the construction of the M5 motorway effectively cut the parish in two; the part of Hucclecote below the motorway bridge towards Gloucester was taken into the boundary of Gloucester City. The remainder of Hucclecote stayed as part of the Rural District Council. Here is a map showing the Parish Boundary
The Coopers Edge development is being built on the former airfield on land owned originally by Gloucester Aircraft Company. Part of the runway, where the first British jet engined plane the E28/39 was tested, was within our Parish. The plane depicted in our web site banner is a painting of this first plane, by the artist Mark Postlethwaite who has kindly given permission for us to use the image. The Coopers Edge development will consist of 1900 homes,700 of which will be in our parish, a school, shops, community centre, public open spaces and sports facilities.
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