Northstowe is a proposed new town of 9,500 houses in Cambridgeshire, UK. It is expected to be “an exemplar of sustainability in the use of renewable energy resources and reducing carbon emissions”.
The Northstowe site is located eight kilometres northwest of the city of Cambridge, between the villages of Oakington and Longstanton and inside the administrative district of South Cambridgeshire. The Northstowe development is being led by the Homes and Communities Agency and the developers Gallagher Estates.
From its inception Northstowe was expected to be a low-carbon development, with the knowledge gained being applied elsewhere in the region. To further this aim, the Northstowe Sustainable Energy Partnership was created to link the developers, the local authorities, the Energy Saving Trust, Renewables East and other parties.
Northstowe will be linked to Cambridge and St Ives by the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway which is in operation.