Housing is at the heart of Northstowe with up to 10,000 new homes to be built in the town. Northstowe will include a variety of housing types for a variety of people and budgets.

Developer Bloor Homes are building the first 92 homes in Phase One, with houses ranging from two to five bedrooms. The first families moved into Northstowe in May 2017 with more continuing to arrive. The new homes are close to the Longstanton Park & Ride where residents have easy access to the guided bus way and excellent public transport links, community buildings and a new school.

All five house builders are active on the first Phase of Northstowe. Homes will be ready for occupation on Phase 2 from 2020.

Types of housing

There is a strong commitment to provide affordable housing in Northstowe, with over 2,000 affordable homes planned amongst the first 5,000 homes and 300 of these within Phase One. For Phase Two it has been agreed with Homes England that 50% of the housing provision will be affordable (10% will be affordable rent and 40% will be starter homes).

It’s likely that there will be numerous home-buying incentives to aid older buyers, right-sizers, first time buyers, second-steppers and many more. Most homes in Northstowe will be two or three storeys in height with higher four/five storey properties in the heart of the town centre itself.

Design Codes will guide the creation of pleasant neighbourhoods at Northstowe. There has been two public consultations during May/June 2016 and April/May 2017 which have fed into the Phase Two Design Code for both the Homes and Town. Find out more about those here. Because a number of developers will deliver the town, there will be many different architectural styles linked by consistency in both approach and quality. Character areas taken from the unique and existing features of the landscape will add interest and variety as you walk, cycle or take the bus through the town. There could even be the opportunity in later phases of development for people to buy plots in order to build their own tailor-made homes and potentially some interesting build styles such as off-site manufactured housing.

From the start all properties will be connected by fibre optic cable rather than traditional copper wire. This ‘fibre to the premises’ means that everyone will have access to the fastest broadband connections.

Looking to buy?
For the latest information on all homes for sale, please check with the five housebuilders listed below:

Bloor Homes are providing the first 92 homes and the first residents have already moved in. For more information, take a look at their properties or visit the sales office on Station Road, CB24 3DS

Barratt Homes, award winning housebuilders, will soon be delivering an exciting development of one, two, three and four bedroom homes.

Taylor Wimpey East Anglia are a leading developer building high-quality new homes across Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. Taylor Wimpey will be selling 2 bed apartments and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes from October 2017. 

Bovis Homes are now on selling off-plan from on site in Northstowe. For more information, take a look at their properties or visit their sales office on site near the new school.

Linden Homes development, The Boulevards, is an exciting development comprising of two, three, four and five bedroom homes, coming soon to Northstowe with two Show Homes by the award winning housebuilder.

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