Eden District Council is proposing plans for more than 3,500 new homes to be built over the next 18 years in the area.
The local plan aims to create more affordable homes for young people looking to get on the property ladder.
Eden District Council will release its plan for for the future of the area today.
The draft proposal will outline the council's programme for tackling housing issues and sustaining rural areas.
The Draft Local Plan will go before the Council's Executive on 1 July.
The minister for housing is visiting a new development in Carlisle to see how the private and public housing sectors are working together.
Kris Hopkins will be at the Alders Edge Story Home and Two Castle development at Scotby on the edge of the city.
The Scottish Housing Minister has announced plans for 200 affordable homes in the Scottish Borders.
Margaret Burgess made the announcement during a trip to a housing development in Innerleithen. The James Hogg Court development will be used as a pilot for the new housing scheme.
Jenny Longden reports
200 new affordable homes will be built in the Scottish Borders.
The Scottish Housing Minister Margaret Burgess made the announcement during a visit to a new housing development in Innerleithen.
The homes will be delivered by the Scottish Government and Scottish Borders Council.
Mrs Burgess also officially opened the 24 home development at James Hogg Court in Innerleithen, delivered by Tweed Homes through the Scottish Government's National Housing Initiative.
Developers are now submitting requests to build on 88 sites in South Cumbria earmarked to create 1000 new affordable homes and 1000 better-paid jobs in the area.
South Lakeland District Council is one of only a few councils in the country to find land for development, rather than waiting for developers to propose sites.
It's hoped it'll meet a housing and job crisis: there are around 3000 families waiting for a housing association home in South Lakeland and many more who can't find an affordable home.
The charity Shelter says fewer than 3% of properties in the area are affordable for families. Less than 1% of people in South Cumbria are unemployed but many are on the minimum wage and can't afford high Lake District prices.
Of the 88 sites, 20 will be for businesses, the rest for housing. Of those sites, 4.2% are brownfield while 95.8% are greenfield. Environmental groups feel that building on greenfield sites is wrong and will damage local habitats.
One of the 88 sites earmarked for development across South Lakeland.
This brownfield site near Scroggs Wood in Kendal is one of 20 potential business parks.
Villagers in Johnstonebridge are celebrating after securing almost £100,000 for local projects.
The money will be spent on a Community Garden, allotments and land for locals to create affordable self-build housing.
They hope it will be the first step towards restoring a hub in the village as Ryan Dollard reports.
People at risk of becoming homeless in the South Lakes are being helped by a plan to make more rented properties available.
South Lakeland District Council is more than doubling the number of homes it leases from private landlords.
They are being let out to tenants who could otherwise be excluded from private sector renting, because they are on benefits.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
Mary Giles is a landlord in Ulverston.
She was put off renting to people on benefits after bad experiences with tenants not paying the rent and wrecking the house.
She had to evict a tenant who stopped paying the rent, and when she got in to the property it was so badly ruined she stood in the living room and cried because she had spent 6 months making it a nice place to live.
This scheme has given her more assurances because the council guarantees the rent and returns the property in the same state. She says she has some wonderful tenants on DSS now.