Locals asked for views on multi-million pound bypass

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Local residents, businesses and organisations are being asked to have their say on the development of the new Carlisle Southern Link Road which will support St Cuthbert's Garden Village.

Carlisle MP, John Stevenson says the bypass is is significant for the city and the region.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government confirmed that they would grant £102m from the Housing Infrastructure Fund for the £112m scheme.

The next phase of consultation will inform the public of the changes made since the last consultation in early 2018 when the preferred 'green route' was chosen.

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It will also provide the opportunity for the public and stakeholders to view the latest scheme design and make suggestions for improvements before submitting the planning application in autumn 2019.

  • Public consultation events will be held on:

  • Monday 3 June, 12pm - 8pm: Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle.

  • Tuesday 4 June, 10am - 8pm: Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle.

  • Friday 21 June, 10am - 5pm: Inside The Lanes Shopping Centre.

  • Saturday 22 June, 10am - 4pm: Inside The Lanes Shopping Centre.

  • The consultation will be open for six weeks from 31 May to 12 July.

"The Carlisle Southern Link Road and St Cuthbert's Garden Village are both ambitious projects and I'm delighted that we convinced government of their merits and they have backed the schemes. The garden village and link road have the real potential to transform the city, and provide a major boost to the whole county.

Cllr, Keith Little, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

St Cuthbert's Garden Village hope to deliver approximately 10,000 new homes and employment opportunities.

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