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28 January 2015, 06:00
A new forum has been set up to keep people involved and up to date on the future of the planned new town of Northstowe.
The first meeting of the new community forum will be held this Wednesday (28 January) where Gallagher, the developer of the first part of Northstowe, will give a presentation on the construction programme.
The event will also include the opportunity to ask the developers and council officers questions ahead of the start of works. There will be feedback given to local people on the results of outline planning application consultations for the second phase of the town.
South Cambridgeshire District Council already hold community forums for other major development sites to provide regular information to people about homes and facilities being built near them.
The first community forum for Northstowe will be held on Wednesday 28 January from 7pm to 9pm at Longstanton Village Institute Hall on the High Street.
Future dates for the community forum are: Wednesday 22 April, Wednesday 15 July and Wednesday 7 October. All the planned events will be held in Longstanton Village Institute Hall between 7pm and 9pm.
Northstowe is planned to be built between Longstanton and Oakington on the former airfield.
If there are any topics interested residents would like to be covered at future Northstowe Community Forums please contact Hilary Cox at South Cambridgeshire District Council on Hilary.firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Tim Wotherspoon, South Cambridgeshire District Council’s cabinet member for strategic planning, said: "We have always made a big effort to make sure local communities have lots of opportunities to find out more and discuss the proposals for Northstowe. This forum follows on from the successful ones we have already been running for other major new developments and I hope people take the opportunity to come along. We all want to make sure the new town is a fantastic place to live, work and go to school."