Local residents and businesses are being given the opportunity to have their say on a plan that will help Carlisle grow and potentially access multi-million pounds of investment.
In autumn 2019 Carlisle was announced as one of the 101 places selected to create a Town Deal. This allowed councils to access up to £25 million from the UK government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund. The fund aims to support urban regeneration, skills development and improve connectivity in small cities and towns.
Carlisle’s Town Deal Board, made up of representatives from key public and private sector organisations in the city, was formed in January 2020 to steer Carlisle’s vision and objectives for the Town Deal.
The first stage of agreeing a Town Deal is the creation of a Town Investment Plan, which sets a clear vision for Carlisle’s future. Carlisle’s Investment Plan will capture the significant investments already taking place in the city including: The Borderlands Carlisle Station Gateway and Citadels project, St Cuthbert’s Garden Village and the Future High Street Fund proposals for the city centre, as well as proposing new projects to be funded by the Town Deal.
Drawing on feedback provided from key stakeholders and previous public consultations on key development projects for Carlisle, a proposed a vision and objectives for Carlisle’s Town Investment Plan have been drawn together.
The Carlisle Town Deals Board is now asking the local public and businesses to have their say on these ideas and input their own ideas to ensure that the vision for future Carlisle is shaped and supported by the people who live and work here.
A public consultation will be held between Monday 27 July - Friday 14 August. Due to coronavirus restrictions, this will be an online-only consultation. Members of the public can view the vision and objectives document and provide their views on a questionnaire online at: www.carlisle.gov.uk/regeneration
Please note the survey will not go live until Monday 27 July.