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South Cambs consults on eco-town

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Plans for a prototype new eco-town have been submitted to South Cambridgeshire DC for consultation.

Consultation on plans by English Partnerships and builder Gallagher for a new town of around 9,500 homes will begin on 7 January. The consultation is expected to last 12 weeks.

Northstowe will hold a community of 24,000 and be built to high sustainable standards. The plans incorporate a range of measures to deliver increasing levels of energy, water and waste efficiency. A third of the total 427 hectares has been earmarked for green open spaces

English Partnerships regional director John Lewis said Northstowe would be an "exemplary development".

“The plans represent high standards in every area, including design, public transport, cycling, employment, water and flood management, energy efficiency and extensive green open spaces, which exceed one third of the total area for Northstowe," Mr Lewis said. "These applications will set the standard for best practice in design, viability and sustainability.”

Over the next nine to 12 months a joint development committe from South Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire CC will scrutinise the applications. The developers hope to have permission by the end of 2008 with work starting "within a few months of this". Work on the first homes could start as early as the summer of 2009.

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