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St Cuthbert's Garden Village plans on display

Credit: Carlisle County Council

Carlisle City Council is holding a consultation drop-in at the racecourse for people to have their say on three different options put forward for St Cuthbert's Garden Village, an ambitious housing and economic development scheme for Carlisle.

The developer, Arup, has developed three options for the project masterplan, and is looking for public feedback.

Originally known as Carlisle South, this planned development was proposed in January 2017. St Cuthbert's Garden Village will receiving £300,000 from the Government to help deliver the 10,000 new homes proposed by the Council.

An area of land has been identified for development on the outskirts of the city. Work on the project is expected to begin in 2021.

St Cuthbert’s will be a thriving new community that will deliver a quality development that will transform Carlisle. It will meet the need for sustainable housing growth over the next 25 years, making Carlisle the place of choice for those wishing to feel the benefits of living in the countryside with the convenience, connectivity and opportunities of a major city."

– Carlisle City Council
The Village will be located to the South of Carlisle. Credit: ITV Border

The outcome of this public consultation will be a draft Masterplan that will cover:

  • How the land is used - the location, extent, type and mix of development including housing, commercial, retail, community and other uses.
  • Movement and access - making sure the area is well connected.
  • Green and blue infrastructure - how green and blue areas will function in the village.
  • Urban design - defining important gateways, focal points, views and frontages.

Further drop-in events will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 24 September: 1pm - 8pm, Cummersdale Village Hall, Carlisle
  • Wednesday 25 September: 1pm - 8pm, Creighton Rugby Club, Carleton, Carlisle
  • Friday 4 October: 10am - 5pm, The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle
  • Wednesday 9 October: 10am - 8pm, Carlisle Racecourse (Patterson Suite), Durdar Road, Carlisle