Views on 10,000-house Northstowe being sought

Artist's impression of Northstowe
Image caption Plans for Northstowe's first phase together with a town master plan have been published

South Cambridgeshire residents are being asked for their views on a proposed new town with 10,000 houses.

Plans for the first phase of Northstowe, including 1,500 homes, a primary school and shops, have been submitted to the district council.

Developer Gallagher and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) also submitted a master plan for the whole town on the former Oakington barracks site.

Thepublic consultationon both sets of plans closes on 16 April.

They will also be on show at a series of events taking place in the neighbouring villages of Oakington and Longstanton between 13 and 19 March.

Developers and representatives from the district and county council planning departments will be available to discuss the proposals.

Councillor Ian Bates, cabinet member for growth and planning, said people's views and comments would "help ensure Northstowe is not just a housing development but a real community".

County and district councillors on the Northstowe Joint Development Control Committee will decide later in the year whether to approve or reject the planning application, after reviewing the consultation and "all other material planning considerations".

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