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Wednesday , November , 22 2017

Housing Strategy

We deliver affordable housing in Carlisle through working with local housing associations and developers to bring forward affordable housing sites, as well as negotiating with private developers to ensure that a proportion of properties on all new developments are affordable homes.

We commissioned a Housing Need and Demand Study, which provided a comprehensive analysis of Carlisle's housing market. The report will be used to help ensure that our work, and the new housing we deliver, reflect the need and demands of our residents. You can see an Executive Summary of the report below. For a full version, please contact a member of the housing team.

Our Housing Strategy 2012-16, developed through the Carlisle Housing Partnership, was completed in March 2012. Our Housing Strategy sets out the housing-related challenges that our district faces, and in turn identifies the actions we will take to overcome these challenges. If you wish to view the Strategy, and find out more about the work, please go to the Carlisle Housing Strategy 2012-16 page.

Carlisle City Council also participated in the development of the Cumbria Housing Strategy & Investment Plan 2011 - 2015. This is viewable at the foot of the page, as can the City Council's Homelessness Strategy.

Carlisle Housing Partnership

The Carlisle Housing Partnership (CHP) was re-launched in November 2010.  It comprises of an Executive, and three thematic groups, based on Carlisle's strategic housing priorities:

  • The Housing Market group
  • The Decent and Healthy Homes group
  • The Supporting Vulnerable People group (CHIP).

The purpose of the partnership is to bring together all those who have a stake in Carlisle's housing environment, to work effectively together to deliver Carlisle's housing priorities.

The CHP is part of Carlisle's wider Partnership. CHP's three thematic groups feed into the Carlisle Housing Partnership Executive; the chair of the Executive then reports to the Carlisle Partnership Executive. You can see how the CHP sits in relation to the Local Strategic Partnership clicking the relevant link at the bottom of the page.

The minutes of all CHP meetings are published online, and are available below. 


Developing affordable housing in Carlisle

In order to meet the housing needs of its residents, Carlisle City Council continually strives towards the delivery of affordable housing in the district. 

Contacting the Council about an affordable housing development or contribution

If you are a developer looking to bring forward a housing site, you need to contact the planning department, but you will need to check whether your development triggers the affordable housing clause.  If so, you should speak to us as early as possible to get our view on the type and amount of affordable housing which is required.  If you are looking to develop on a rural exception site, you need to contact the housing strategy team as soon as possible as any housing built on these sites must be affordable.

Please contact the Housing Development Officer on 01228 817200 or e-mail [email protected]

 Contact Details


  01228 817200

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