NORTHSTOWE:
CAMBRIDGESHIRE'S NEW TOWN

Based on the site of the former RAF Oakington base and surrounding farmland between Cambridge and Huntingdon, Northstowe is a sustainable new development that is richly steeped in local history, giving it an identity that is entirely unique and one that promotes health and wellbeing.

 

NORTHSTOWE PHASE 3 CONSULTATION UPDATE 

Two public drop-in events for Phase 3 of Northstowe took place on Thursday 22 November at the Oakington Communitea Café and on Saturday 24 November at the Northstowe Community Wing.

If you would like to contribute to the second round of consultation please visit our online questionnaire here. The period of consultation will end on the 21st December 2018.

Boards from the Northstowe Phase 3 Consultation can be downloaded here

 
 
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ABOUT NORTHSTOWE

Cambridgeshire's new town. with excellent connectivity to Cambridge and the surrounding local area

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BUY A HOME IN NORTHSTOWE

Five housebuilders are
currently offering homes for a
variety of people and budgets

 

LIFE IN BALANCE

Nature will never be far away to the residents of Northstowe and this will help to promote health and wellbeing. Northstowe is dedicated to protecting and enhancing biodiversity by creating green corridors that link to the wider landscape and which provide a place for people to enjoy and relax. the landscape and green infrastructure of the natural land in and around Northstowe that has helped inform the layout of the town, integrating both green spaces and waterways into the mix for people to enjoy and relax in.

 

EDUCATION

The first primary school in Northstowe is already open. The school has 630 places plus a 52 place pre-school and an out-of-school club. The first secondary school (academy) will open in September 2019, initially for 600 pupils, later extended to 1,200 and finally 1,800 pupils. 

TRAVEL

Northstowe has been designed with a healthy and well balanced lifestyle in mind, with a network of safe walking and cycling routes into and around the new town. The Guided Busway and its adjoining cycleway connect the town to the City of Cambridge and beyond.

LEISURE & COMMUNITY

Northstowe has the concept of sustainability at its heart. Its open spaces and buildings enhance biodiversity, creating green corridors all around. It will support a low carbon fifestyle with buildings that use less energy, fibre optic connectivity and electric vehicle charging points.

 
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NEW SCHOOLS MOVE ONE STEP CLOSER

Kier appointed design and build contractor

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NORTHSTOWE DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

This drone footage shot in October 2018 shows the progress being made at the Northstowe development.

 
 

NORTHSTOWE HISTORY

Northstowe is built on a site of considerable historic interest. The site itself dates back to the time of the Romans and before. In more recent times Oakington Airfield was a premier RAF station for 35 years. Oakington airfield was the original home of the Short Stirling, the first four-engined heavy bomber to enter service, as well as other aircraft such as Blenheims, Wellingtons, Stirlings, Lancasters, and Mosquitoes. The heavy Stirlings caused havoc with the grass runways and the construction of concrete runways began in late 1941. (In the same year that King George VI visited the airfield). During the war the airfield was home to 7 Squadron whose crews received more than 500 gallantry awards. A total of 546 operations were mounted and 165 aircraft were lost – the third highest losses in Bomber Command.