Northstowe will be a community of about 25,000 people. The residential areas will have distinctly designed characteristics, incorporating features meeting the Code for Sustainable Homes and with plenty of opportunity to accommodate both contemporary and traditional tastes. The new homes will provide much needed housing for many residents from across the region and will help to maintain Cambridgeshire as an attractive place for businesses to grow.
The community will be empowered to take an active interest in creating a strong social fabric. A range of high quality community, leisure and cultural services and facilities will be provided and these will be co-located as appropriate. The variety of housing will meet many different demands, from executives looking for large and well-designed homes to those people looking to get a first foot on the property ladder.
Employment and business
There will be significant employment opportunities with a choice of jobs available across a range of sectors. Office and high technology research and development firms will be concentrated in a business hub linked to the town centre. A further employment area, located adjacent to the park and ride, will in particular provide a wider range of other job opportunities.
Life long learning
High quality education facilities from nursery care through to adult education will be provided. This will provide a unique opportunity to design for dual purpose, maximising use of public buildings for the community. The secondary school and six/seven primary schools will be high quality educational facilities enabling high academic standards to be attained.