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Local MP gets first look at Cambridgeshire's new town

Posted on 15 October 2020

South Cambridgeshire MP Anthony Browne toured Northstowe in September.

Browne visited the homes and community facilities built in phase one of Northstowe, including the Pathfinder Primary School, a public square and a park. He also saw how construction was progressing on Northstowe Secondary College and heard more about plans for the innovative town centre, which will focus on enterprise, education and leisure.

Browne said: “I’m pleased to see the emphasis on community facilities, such as Northstowe Secondary College, and was glad to hear about affordable housing, [which is] one of the Government’s key housing priorities.

“It was also encouraging to see that some of the homes will be available for people using the Help to Buy scheme, which has already helped local residents to achieve their aspirations of having the security and stability of owning their own homes.”

Northstowe is a new sustainable development of 10,000 homes, eight kilometres from Cambridge. Construction began five years ago and the 500th resident moved into their new home in February 2020.

The Homes England project is being delivered by master developer L&Q Estates, with homes built by a consortium of housebuilders, including Domovo Homes, part of Homes for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough member BPHA. Northstowe will be a mixed community, with a variety of housing types, including affordable homes, to suit a range of buyers and budgets.