NORTHSTOWE: A NEW TOWN IN A FAST-GROWING REGION

Plans for a town centre strategy for Northstowe have been presented during two public consultation events last week at Northstowe Community Wing. Representatives from Homes England, Avison Young and Allies and Morrison gathered feedback from local citizens on how the town centre can positively evolve in the years ahead.

The proposals being developed will help to form the heart of  a market town that will have 10,000 new homes  on a strategically located site in South Cambridgeshire. A resilient and flexible framework for the new town’s evolution seeks to support the  Cambridge region’s economic position as an academic and technology cluster while providing much-needed new housing in one of the fastest growing areas in Europe. Our work is helping to develop proposals for the town centre within the context of a wider masterplan.

Just as historic towns and villages have gradually adapted to the needs of a growing community, the hope is that Northstowe will adapt and evolve in response to future phases of development as new homes are built, able to accommodate different scenarios of change and renewal.

The project aspires to be an exemplar for sustainable urban development hybridising  spaces for living, working and making, embedding all these uses in the town’s urban grain.

Read more on the scheme on BBC News here.