Northstowe News

Northstowe primary school given top marks

Planning permission has been granted for a new primary school as part of the first phase of Northstowe.

Councillors agreed the detailed plans for the 630 place primary school at the end of October. It will include temporary community space for the first residents of the new town, ahead of a new community centre being built as the town grows.

Planning permission means work could begin next year with the school being ready from spring 2016. Outline planning permission for the first 1,500 homes, and a number of other detailed applications, have already been agreed that will help get work underway soon.

A consultation on the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) plans for up to a further 3,500 homes and facilities on the former airfield site closed at the end of October. Over 300 people came to a roadshow of events to help people have their say.

Comments are now being assessed alongside the plans to see what changes we want developers to consider. A revised plan will then be presented to local people giving you another chance to comment.


Come and find out more about what is happening at the new Northstowe Community Forum:

Wednesday 28 January 2015, Longstanton Village Institute, High Street, 7 - 9pm