Northstowe, Cambridgeshire

Northstowe is located approximately 8 miles north-west of Cambridge City Centre and is the first new town to be built in the UK for 50 years. It will eventually be home to around twenty-five thousand people living in 10,000 new homes and will be the third largest market town in Cambridgeshire.

Northstowe is the only town in the UK planned around a dedicated public transport system- the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway. Opened in August 2011, the Busway provides frequent services between Huntingdon, St. Ives and Cambridge, connecting to the railway stations and other key destinations such as Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Cambridge Science Park. Northstowe also benefits from the Government’s £1.5billion investment in the A14 trunk road improvements.

With the delivery of a new town comes a new town centre and the opportunity to provide the fullest range of commercial and community facilities and services for both new residents and those of surrounding villages. One of the key features of Northstowe will be the provision of a new secondary school that will be home to one of the top performing state schools in the Country.

Gallagher Estates’ main roles at Northstowe have been to promote the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway through the planning system and to ensure the highest quality of master planning the whole town. The results of our hard work and effort are now being realised in Phase 1 - the gateway to the new town. Outline planning permission was granted in April 2014 for 1500 homes, a primary school, a mixed-use local centre, other employment uses, major strategic open space areas and a ‘water park’ along with a number of other community based uses that will serve the whole town.

Gallagher Estates is completing the strategic earthworks and delivering primary infrastructure that opens up the gateway to this new town.

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