Where town meets country in a brand new community

Welcome to Northstowe

Based on the site of the former RAF Oakington base and surrounding farmland between Cambridge and Huntingdon, Northstowe will be a sustainable new development that is richly steeped in local history, giving it an identity that is entirely unique and one that promotes health and wellbeing. 

Northstowe will have up to 10,000 new homes and an anticipated population of around 24,400 people which is around the same population as Huntingdon to the north, or Broadstairs in Kent. Read more about homes at Northstowe.

Northstowe has been designed with fully integrated transport choices in mind offering sustainable options that promote healthy living. Getting to, from and around Northstowe will be simple and easy.

It is already connected to the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway, which has integrated cycle routes providing quick connections to the major towns of Cambridgeshire. The A14 upgrades will also be completed by 2020 connecting the town directly into the main UK road network, putting it in an enviable position to serve a diverse community.


Life in Balance, Life in Northstowe

Uniquely, the town will be brought forward in phases. This means that critical infrastructure, homes and facilities will be developed together in phases to support early communities in their everyday lives. Read more about working at or living in the Northstowe Community.

Northstowe will have a number of high quality schools including both primary, secondary (operated by one of the top performing state schools in the country), special education needs and sixth form.  Plus a vibrant town centre offering plenty of employment opportunities for local people. Read more about education at Northstowe.

You can learn more about Northstowe by exploring its past, present or future in the local history section, by looking at our galleries, or reading the latest news or blog post.  You can read more about topics like energy, sustainability, and economic development plans in the strategies contained in the planning archive. Or take a look at the transport or environment pages.

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Who is making it happen?

The development of Northstowe is being driven by a working partnership between two Master Developers; Gallagher Estates and the Homes England in close liaison with both Councils on the provision of community facilities, roads and services; South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council

There is a real determination from all partners to make Northstowe a new town that really serves the needs of existing and future residents in every respect, with quality design and community involvement at the core of the proposals.

What the partners say about Northstowe

Cambridgeshire County Council
“A vibrant new town with affordable homes in a great place to live, with good transport links and facilities to attract everyone.”

Gallagher Estates
“A great community, and a place for families in a fantastic location.”
Homes England
“A destination where old meets new, it will be a great place to live, work and play.”
South Cambridgeshire District Council
“New homes, jobs and high quality community facilities and open space for generations to come, it will be built to last and aspirational.”

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