Hatton's Road Ponds - excavation begins

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 14:30

Work on excavating the two large ponds beside the B1050 Hatton’s Road is anticipated begin on 04 April (subject to favourable weather) and last 6 months. The ponds provide essential flood mitigation for Longstanton village as well as new habitats for water voles and kingfishers.


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Finds at Oakington Barracks - WWII bombs and scrap metal

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 10:00

The safe removal of UXO from Oakington Barracks marks the first stage of a long remediation and investigation process on Phase 2 that will include; ecology mitigation, archaeological surveys and ground investigations before any construction enabling work can start.  Mike Sainsbury from specialist UXO disposal company Zetica talks us through the process in more detail, including building and constructing a special on site facility. 

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Life in balance - health and wellbeing through initiative with NHS

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 10:00

More news for Northstowe as we heard this week that a submission made to NHS England to become part of an initiative called ‘healthy towns’ has been successful.  This is a partnership between Cambridge University Hospitals, the Homes and Community Agency and South Cambridgeshire District Council and Northstowe is one of only 10 winners nationally.  Dean Harris of the HCA's Northstowe team explains.

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Phase two UXO works given all clear

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 14:15

UPDATE - Following on from the Community Forum on the 20th January, we're pleased to update that we have successfully implemented the HCA’s high risk ordnance clearance activity on Phase Two at Northstowe.   We wanted to update people as soon as this work completed so here is a short update. We will provide more info and pictures on here and cover this topic at the next community forum on 20th April. 

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Community Forum Update

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:30

It was a chilly evening for the most recent Community forum in Longstanton.  Around 50 people came to hear about the local square plans for phase one and the next steps on phase two.  The HCA team attended along with Gallagher and both Councils plus one of Gallagher’s contractors, Hawk.  Paul Kitson from the HCA’s Northstowe team provides an update for those who missed it.

Phase Two update; remediation, s106

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Communty Forum is on 20th January

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 15:15

The next Northstowe Community Forum will be held on 20th January at Longstanton Village Institute from 7pm until 9pm.

If you have any questions or comments that you would like to ask in advance of the Community Forum or are unable to stay for the Community Forum, please feel free to come and have an informal chat with Gallagher Estates, the Homes and Communities Agency, South Cambridgeshire District Council or Cambridgeshire County Council from 6pm until 6.45pm.

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Happy New Year - Northstowe in the news

Monday, January 4, 2016 - 17:15

We're back after the festive break.  Lots going on this year including detailed planning applications submitted for the local square, a lake, green spaces and drainage for phase one.  And we are looking forward to the Community Forum on 20th January at Longstanton Village Institute.  More details will follow. In HCA news, you may have seen this from the Prime Minister's office about building Starter Homes at a number of HCA sites including Northstowe. 

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December Community News

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 16:30

This is the last update of 2015.  See you all in 2016.  Note that there is Community Forum on the evening of 20th January.  This is a picture taken yesterday from the roof of the primary school looking towards the park and ride.

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December community 'drop-in'

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 15:45

This week HCA and Gallagher attended an informal drop-in with the Council.  We talked to residents in Longstanton and the surrounding area who wanted to find out more about work that had been going on since phase one got planning permission in April 2014, and planned work for phase two.

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Community drop in

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 09:30

There is an informal Northstowe drop-in session this weekend; Saturday the 5th of December, 10am - 12pm at
The Village Institute, 24 High Street, Longstanton, CB24 3BS

There will be lots to see and do including:
• Aerial photographs of the site
• Photographs from the recent archaeological dig
• The development timeline and current status
• Ask the experts – if you have questions you would like answered

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