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Prototype Eco-town Criticised By Planning Authority

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nothstowe artist's impressionCambridgeshire County Council has voiced concern over elements of the proposed Northstowe new town which is planned to be a prototype for the Government’s eco-town programme. The 9,500 home project has been criticised by councillors as not ambitious enough in terms of sustainability and water management.

To date, the council has raised more than 70 objections to the proposals being developed by Gallagher Estate with the support of English Partnerships. Earlier, the County Council criticised plans for an eco-town at Hanley Grange, also in Cambridgeshire, saying there was “a real danger that this proposal could undermine the successful delivery of major developments such as Northstowe and the area around Cambridge”.

Cambridgeshire CC press release

Northstowe planning application


Written by Pete Smith

April 17, 2008 at 3:56 pm

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