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.
On 8th May 2017 the City Council's Executive approved a number of important matters including the programming of work and budget provisions in relation to St Cuthbert's Garden Village. These are set out in committee report ED17/17 below.
Work is ongoing gathering evidence to inform the masterplanning process for St Cuthbert’s Garden Village. A ‘Landscape and Townscape Appraisal’ was completed by the Edinburgh office of LUC in May 2017 and can be found on the document list below. A second study assessing the current economic position of Carlisle District, and looking at potential future growth sectors will shortly be completed. This study is 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.