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Applications submitted for Cambridgeshire new town

Words: Laura Edgar
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Two outline planning applications have been lodged with South Cambridgeshire District Council for the final phases of Northstowe New Town.

The applications have been submitted by Arcadis and Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design on behalf of Homes England. 

The new town, when complete, will comprise 10,000 homes. It is one of 10 Healthy New Towns, an initiative run by NHS England, and has been allocated as a strategic development in the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan.

Northstowe is being delivered in three phases. The first phase is being developed by L&Q and five volume housebuilders. Phases 2 and 3 are being promoted by Homes England.

The two planning applications have been submitted as part of the third phase: phase 3A comprises 4,000 homes, a mixed-use centre, two primary schools and a range of open spaces. The site is 210 hectares in size.

Phase 3B includes 1,000 homes, a primary school, and a mixed-use commercial zone, as well as a communal area, across 47 hectares. 

Mike Goulding, project director at Homes England, said: “These planning applications, along with the completion of  £55 million of infrastructure to unlock the site shows that despite the restrictions in place because of Covid-19, we are determined to ensure that people can live in the homes they want.

“These planning applications are an important part of a 20-year supply of new homes planned at Northstowe alongside the necessary community facilities including a new town centre, schools and health facilities.”

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