Northstowe is a new town that will eventually have up to 10,000 homes in Cambridgeshire, UK. The new town will fall in the Longstanton ward of South Cambridgeshire District Council. Northstowe has been in development for around 15 years and through varying political administrations. Originally proposed to be "an exemplar of sustainability in the use of renewable energy resources and reducing carbon emissions", Northstowe will still have many exemplar features. The Northstowe site is located five miles northwest of the city of Cambridge, between the villages of Oakington and Longstanton. The Northstowe development is being led by the Homes and Communities Agency and the developers Gallagher Estates.