Northstowe A Proposed New Town in Cambridgshire by fca58339

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      Northstowe
A Proposed New Town in
     Cambridgshire
                                                  South
                                                  Cambridgeshire
                                                  District Council




                    History
• Proposed new town of Northstowe, promoted
  by Gallagher Estates and the new Homes and
  Communities Agency
• The development is to be an “exemplar”
  in sustainability and has been labelled a “proto-
  type Eco-Town”
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                                             Cambridgeshire
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  Northstowe - Statistics
Total development area: 432 hectares,
   divided into:
• 189 hectares for residential development
   (population of 24,000, accommodated
   within 9,500 new homes)
• 14 hectares of employment floorspace
• 23 hectares for town and local centres
• 22 hectares for schools (6 primary and 1
   secondary)
• The remainder of the land will primarily
   be open space with proposed sports
   grounds and play areas.
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           Northstowe Constraints



Midlands
and the
North




                                      Ipswich and
                                      Felixstowe


                 London and
                 the South-
                 East
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                                          Cambridgeshire
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  Northstowe - Low Emissions
SCDC will aim to:
• Accelerate uptake of low emission fuels and
  technologies alongside design options,
  travel planning and public transport
  infrastructure proposals
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            Mitigation Measures
Highways Agency proposed improvements to the A14
• Widening
• Parallel link road
• Re-alignment

Current status: informal consultation period prior to
  publication of draft orders expected Spring 2009
Expected construction phase: 2010 - 2015
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      Public Transport Initiative
Completion of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway (CGB)
     Proposed to link Huntingdon to Cambridge City
      Centre, following parallel route to the A14 along
      disused railway
     Stops will be located at all major settlements along
      the route
     Northstowe to be built to make full use of the CGB
      with 5 dedicated stops through the development
     Expected to cause a reduction in private vehicle
      journeys and improve the A14
     Expected to open Spring 2009
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         Proposed Section 106
• Air quality monitoring within the existing,
  neighbouring communities

• Creation of a community website focussed on
  pollution issues arising from the development
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    Proposed Section 106 cont.
• Provision of high quality cycle, pedestrian and
  equestrian routes
• Travel plan framework and dedicated co-
  ordinator
• Interim measures to maintain A14 level of service
• Construction traffic agreement
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   Proposed Section 106 cont.
• Transport telemetric system - development
  of real time passenger information
• Provision of charging points for electric
  vehicles primarily for street cleansing
  trucks and mechanical sweepers
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      Development Timescales
• Revised Application expected - Jan 2010
• Grant outline permission – July 2010 (subject
  to s.106)
• Design Code & first detail application –
  November 2010
• First Occupation - Summer 2011 (?)

								
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