The NHS, local authorities and Homes and Community Agency (HCA) are working together to develop a healthy new community over the next 20 years at Northstowe, one of the largest planned new communities in more than 50 years, situated five miles North of Cambridge.

Northstowe will accommodate 10,000 new homes, a new town centre, two local centres, health facilities, up to eight new schools, community facilities, places to work and associated green space.

As a healthy new community, Northstowe will aspire to have a number of things including housing for an ageing population and treating more people locally in the community, and tackling obesity through providing mixed/inclusive/walkable neighbourhoods with good cycling and walking connections and excellent access to facilities and open space.

Best practice from Northstowe can be applied to future strategic growth locations.