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City Councillors have been meeting to look at potential sites to build thousands of new homes in and around Carlisle.
The Council says it wants the area to grow and thrive and needs to build up to 650 houses a year for the next 15 to 20 years.
Hannah McNulty reports:
Carlisle City Council is in the process of writing a new "Local Plan", which will outline where different developments could be located in the future.
The plans, which set policies and guidelines for developments in the district over the next 15 years, include guides on new housing, business development and infrastructure, climate change and the natural and historic environment.
The council is proposing to build between 550 and 650 new homes every year until 2030 , with 70% of these homes being built in urban areas and 30% in rural areas.
You can view the detailed plans, including Preferred Options for site allocations here.
A meeting is being held to discuss plans to build thousands of new homes in the Carlisle area.
The city council wants to build between 550 and 650 homes in and around the city every year between 2015 and 2030 and says it will help ensure the economic growth of the city.
The proposed locations of the homes are being discussed at a special executive meeting at Carlisle's Civic Centre this afternoon.
A six week consultation on the plans will be held from next month.