All the latest news from the July Community Forum

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:00

Local residents came together with developers, contractors and public sector partners again on Wednesday evening. The evening was very informative as ever and gave local people the opportunity to ask questions and give their views on how the development is progressing.

For those who weren’t able to come along, below is a brief summary of what was covered during the evening.

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Archaeological open day

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 12:15

Archaeological investigations are making great progress on Phase 2 of Northstowe. Over 500 members of the local community recently attended an open day at the former Oakington Barracks (ordinarily closed to the public) to visit a team of archaeologists who have been making some fascinating discoveries.

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Child's play

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:15

We’re innovating our outdoor play areas to create engaging spaces where our young people can thrive – and we need your help!

Landscape architects Randall Thorp have been brought on-board by developer’s Gallagher to look at the design of the five play areas planned across Phase 1 of Northstowe.

As part of this process, the architects are inviting the local community to get actively involved and the local Youth Council has agreed to act as ‘Play Area Trustees’ to help guide and shape the final designs selected.

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Healthy town: happy town

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:15

NHS England is providing continued funding for a ‘Healthy New Town’ programme over the next 2 years to look at how best to provide healthcare for Northstowe residents and new facilities for the town centre.

As part of the new programme, an action plan has been drawn up to ensure that Healthy New Town principals are applied to all aspects of Northstowe’s development.

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Designing a town for everyone

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 10:30

After in-depth pubic consultation, we’ve now prepared the final draft of the Design Code for Phase 2 of Northstowe, which has been submitted to the District Council for approval.

The Northstowe Phase 2 Design Code will be an invaluable resource that will serve as a technical guide for the town’s development.

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