Plans for 3,500 more new homes in Northstowe
Posted 4 September 2014 by Isabelle Grange
Up to 3,500 new homes will be developed as part of the second phase of work at the Northstowe new town scheme in Cambridgeshire, if planners at South Cambridgeshire District Council approve a fresh application for outline planning consent submitted by Homes and Communities Agency (HCA).
Aside from new build homes, the plans also include details of a new town centre, three schools and the link road to the Bar Hill junction of the A14.
The application also confirms proposals to reuse buildings remaining on the site of the original Oakington barracks.
Northstowe, which will eventually become the UK’s biggest new town since Milton Keynes, will feature a total of around 10,000 homes.
The first phase of the scheme, which will provide 1,500 homes, plus shops, a primary school and community facilities, is currently being built on the site of Longstanton’s former golf course, with site clearance and archaeological investigations well under way. Housebuildingwill start in mid-2015, with the first new homes set to be ready for occupation in early 2016.
“There is real momentum behind the new town of Northstowe and it is really good to see this application being submitted,” Cllr Tim Wotherspoon of the district council says.