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Consultation on St Cuthbert’s Garden Village gets underway

[T]he next stage of consultation on an ambitious and unique housing and economic development scheme in Carlisle gets underway today (Friday 29 June 2018) and will continue until Friday 10 August 2018.

Following a consultation on the scope and vision for St Cuthbert’s Garden Village this spring, Carlisle City Council has announced the next stage of consultation on draft concept proposals and a vision compiled by a team of consultants led by Gillespies and including Hemingway Design, Lambert Smith Hampton and WYG.

The document sets out how the St Cuthbert’s Garden Village area, situated to the south of Carlisle, could be made up. Following feedback from the spring consultation, several settlements are shown rather than one single settlement. It also incorporates the route of the proposed Southern Link Road.

The adopted Carlisle District Local Plan 2015 – 2030 identifies a broad location for growth of a major mixed-use development, providing up to 10,000 new homes, to the south of the city. Originally known as Carlisle South, this planned new development was included in the Government’s locally-led garden villages, towns and cities programme in January 2017, and is now being progressed as St Cuthbert’s Garden Village. The preparation of a separate Local Plan to guide the development of the area is underway.

Leader of Carlisle City Council, Cllr Colin Glover, said: “St Cuthbert’s Garden Village will be a distinctive, high quality development that responds to Carlisle’s housing, economic and infrastructure needs. It is the largest garden village proposal in the UK and provides a platform for growth and future investment in Carlisle.

“Masterplanning for the Garden Village is progressing well and has reached a key draft stage. We are a listening Council and have taken on board the comments from the spring consultation. This includes having several settlements rather than one single settlement. Our consultation on the draft concept proposals and vision provides another opportunity to give your views and help genuinely shape Carlisle’s future.”

Public consultation drop in events will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 11 July 10am – 9pm, Carlisle Racecourse (Lawn Suite), Durdar Road, Carlisle.
  • Tuesday 24 July 10am – 9pm, Carlisle Racecourse (Lawn Suite) Durdar Road, Carlisle.
  • Friday 3 August 10am – 5pm, ground floor retail unit below the Tourist Information Centre, Carlisle city centre (opposite corner to Costa Coffee).
  • Saturday 4 August 10am – 5pm, ground floor retail unit below the Tourist Information Centre, Carlisle city centre (opposite corner to Costa Coffee).

To take part in the consultation on St Cuthbert’s Garden Village, visit or email your comments to [email protected]

Alternatively view printed copies of the proposals at the Customer Contact Centre in Carlisle Civic Centre or at Carlisle library.

A summary of feedback from the spring consultation has now been published and is available at

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