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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development

Plans for biggest new town since Milton Keynes submitted Plans for biggest new town since Milton Keynes submitted

Plans for the largest new planned town since Milton Keynes have been submitted to the Homes and Communities Agency.

The designs for Northstowe in Cambridgeshire include 3,500 homes, new roads, a town centre, two primary schools, a secondary school and employment and recreational areas.

When complete, the town will have up to 10,000 homes and an anticipated population of around 24,400.

Paul Kitson, the HCA's senior project manager for Northstowe, said: “Things are definitely happening at Northstowe. We want to make sure the foundations are laid for a solid community to develop.

"As part of this we have adopted a ‘phased’ approach to development where facilities and road improvements are built hand-in-hand at each stage with new homes. The outline plans submitted today are further proof of that and, if approved, we look forward to working with local communities to develop further details to these outline plans.”

Preparatory work has recently started at Northstowe for the first primary school and first phase of new homes.

Gallagher Estates is responsible for the first phase of the development. The firm's executive director, Alan Joyner, said: “This planning application complements phase one and we are pleased that it includes the secondary school, additional primary schools, town centre, sports and community facilities which will create the next stage of a comprehensive overall development for a thriving new community. Northstowe will become an attractive destination for investment in homes, employment and leisure activities.”

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