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Major investment to create 500 jobs in Carlisle

The owners of the Kingmoor Business Park are preparing to invest in a scheme that could see a one million square foot warehouse built in Carlisle.

The Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart is touring the site of a proposed extenstion to the 400 acre Park.

It is estimated the £60 million investment could bring 500 new jobs to the city.

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Council outlines plans for new homes

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.

Carlisle housing boom talks

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.

Full report: New housing development opens in Carlisle

The first few homes on an often controversial new housing estate in Carlisle have been put up for sale.

The £150 million development at Crindledyke Farm will eventually provide 850 homes on the outskirts of the City.

Proposals for the project were first put forward by Story Homes in 2008 but complaints about the suitability of the development followed by a public enquiry brought delays.

While most have now welcomed the new estate for the benefits and the jobs it brings, doubts still remain over whether it will help solve a housing crisis and who in a recession will afford the homes.

Andy Burn reports:

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New homes go up in Carlisle

Crindledyke Farm in Carlisle Credit: ITV News Border

The first few homes on an often controversial new housing estate in Carlisle have been put up for sale.

The £150 million development at Crindledyke Farm suffered long delays after complaints about its suitability and a public enquiry.

The housing development will eventually provide 850 homes on the outskirts of the city.

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