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Plans submitted for Cambridgeshire new town

The Homes and Communities Agency has submitted plans for the next development phase of Northstowe new town, in Cambridgeshire.

It is the largest new planned town since Milton Keynes.

The outline plans for the second phase – the ‘heart’ of Northstowe – include the town centre, secondary school, two primary schools and approximately 3,500 new homes.

A road will extend to the south, linking buses to the Cambridge guided busway, and cars to another new road which heads west to join the B1050.

The phase two proposals also include two new large flood attenuation ponds to hold surface water from Northstowe, plus detailed drainage plans.

Outline planning consent was approved in April 2014 for the first phase of 1500 new homes, a primary school, a sports hub, a local centre with shops and community uses and a household recycling centre.

Preparatory work has recently started at Northstowe for the first primary school and first phase of new homes. 

Northstowe is being developed on government-owned land, which includes an old airfield. 

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

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