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Northstowe phase two plans submitted


Outline plans for 3,500 homes at Northstowe in Cambridgeshire have been submitted.

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) said the Northstowe scheme is the largest new planned town since Milton Keynes. The proposals submitted for this second phase include plans for the town centre, a secondary school, two primary schools, as well as new roads, employment and recreational areas.

It follows extensive public consultation on the proposals in spring. In April plans for the first phase of 1,500 new homes, a primary school, a sports hub, a local centre with shops and community uses and a site for a Household Recycling Centre were approved.

Paul Kitson, HCA senior project manager for Northstowe said: “We want to make sure the foundations are laid for a solid community to develop. As part of this we have adopted a ‘phased’ approach to development where facilities and road improvements are built hand-in-hand at each stage with new homes. The outline plans submitted today are further proof of that and, if approved, we look forward to working with local communities to develop further details to these outline plans.”

The phase two proposals will also include two large flood attenuation ponds to hold surface water from Northstowe as well as detailed drainage plans to deal with the water from the site.

When complete, Northstowe will have up to 10,000 new homes and an anticipated population of around 24,400 people.