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Carlisle development a step closer

Proposed apartments and retail at Botchergate Credit: ITV News Border

A building company says it's moving ahead with its surveys on a long-awaited development that could transform part of Carlisle.

Area to be transformed at Botchergate Credit: ITV News Border

Persimmon's proposed apartments and retail outlets in Botchergate have been in the pipeline for years, but the project stalled because of what it described as 'market conditions'.

It will now begin to survey the land, with an aim to transforming the derelict buildings.