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Consultation on Carlisle's development starts today

Public consultation starts today on the future of Carlisle's Rickergate area.

One proposal includes the demolition of the Civic Centre to make way for a new shopping centre.

It's a proposal under consideration by the city council as part of a local plan for development in the city centre.

The transformation is part of a number of developments that could be made across Carlisle up until 2030.

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Carlisle's Civic Centre may be demolished

The Civic Centre, home of Carlisle City Council, may be replaced by shops
The Civic Centre, home of Carlisle City Council, may be replaced by shops Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle's Civic Centre could be knocked down to make way for a new shopping centre.

It is one of the proposals under consideration by the city council as part of a local plan for development in the city centre.

The framework outlines a number of developments that could be made across Carlisle, with a timeframe up until the year 2030.

The plan goes out for consideration on Monday.

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Plans look set to be passed for Wetheral apartments

Plans to build 15 apartments in Wetheral could be passed, despite objections from more than 80 residents.

Citadel Estates were granted planning permission un 2012 to build the homes on the site of Skelton House, a 200-year-old property that had been demolished.

Last year they modified the plans, increasing the size of the project by adding a forth floor, but objections from locals meant Carlisle City Council refused planning consent and issued a notice to halt the building work.

Citadel launched an appeal, proposing a third set of plans over three floors.

84 people have objected to these new proposals but the plans look set to be approved at a meeting on Friday.

Community take on closed play park

The future of play areas in Carlisle is under scrutiny after one community succeeded in thrashing out a deal to save their park, while others have been ripped out.

Residents in Belah will provide funding for new equipment in their play park, with Carlisle City Council providing insurance.

It comes after a number of parks were earmarked for closure to save money.

Councillor Gareth Ellis spoke to ITV Border about the move:

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