The Carlisle District Local Plan 2015-2030 makes provision for a major, mixed use development towards the south of the city. This is a long-term project and will need to be led by a rigorous master-planning process and eventually its own development plan document, details of which are set out in the Council's most recent Local Development Scheme. This page will aim to provide information on the progress of the Carlisle South project and will be updated regularly.
Following the recent submission of an Expression of Interest (EoI) in response to the Government's call for Locally Led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities, the City Council has been successful in being awarded Garden Village status for St Cuthbert’s (Carlisle South). The intention of the Government's programme is to provide tailored support to local authorities who want to create new communities based on garden city principles. This objective aligns perfectly with the ambitions for Carlisle South, which is a broad location earmarked for future strategic growth through Policy SP 3 of the adopted Carlisle District Local Plan (2015-2030). The EoI details how the opportunity aligns with Garden City principles and also showcases the potential of Carlisle South. Updates on the inclusion of Carlisle South within the programme will be posted on the Latest News section of this website.
Early work has started on gathering evidence to inform the masterplanning process for St Cuthbert’s Garden Village. Two studies are underway, one to assess the landscape and townscape within the area, (being undertaken by the Edinburgh office of LUC) and one to assess the current economic position of Carlisle District in order to establish the growth sectors that the district is best suited to attract in the future, and the land and locational requirements of such sectors (being undertaken by regeneris).
The City Council will ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for the public and landowners to get involved and help shape the future of the area. See the latest news section for information as it becomes available.