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Tenants sign up to new £6.5 million retail park before it's even built

Tenants have signed up to plans for a retail park in Kingstown. Photo: Carlisle City Council

Tenants have signed up to rent units on a planned £6.5 million retail park in Carlisle, before it's even been built.

The area of land in Kingstown, near Bristol Street Motors, could be transformed into a retail park by December next year.

The council says it would generate around 100 retail jobs in the park and 30 temporary construction jobs during development.

Aerial view of new retail park plans Credit: Carlisle City Coucil

If plans are passed, the retail park could have six stores and a drive-through restaurant that the council say tenants are eager to see built.

Kingstown already has a number of large stores. The planning applications states the retail floorspace can only be used for retailers that sell larger items such as sofas, garden goods and furniture.

The council is working with Chancerygate, a property developer, on the new scheme. The development director, Mike Walker, says it would "complement the existing retail offer and would not compete with the city centre, as it would target ‘bulky goods’ retailers".