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St Cuthbert's Garden Village

Published on 06 November 2020

St Cuthbert's Garden Village

The next stage of public consultation on the development of St Cuthbert’s Garden Village - an ambitious and unique housing and economic development scheme for Carlisle - starts onTuesday 10 November.

Carlisle City Council wants to ensure that Carlisle grows in a way that creates quality homes and is properly planned across the coming decades.

St Cuthbert’s Garden Village, based in the south of Carlisle, is a unique opportunity to create locally distinctive, high quality new garden communities. It will have a strong emphasis on green infrastructure and healthy environments.

Community involvement is key to its development and local consultation has helped shape the emerging plans. As part of this stage of consultation, the City Council is seeking views on both the draft Local Plan policies and the draft Strategic Design Supplementary Planning Document.

Both documents, alongside our online exhibition, will soon be available to view at

Cllr Paul Nedved, Portfolio holder for Economy, Enterprise and Housing, said:

“Public consultation is key to the development of St Cuthbert’s Garden Village.

“This stage of consultation will be different as we have to comply with coronavirus social distancing rules. However there will still be opportunities to contact the St Cuthbert’s team, view a virtual exhibition and most importantly have your say!

“Community involvement has helped shape the plans so far and we encourage you to find out more and take part in this stage of consultation.”

In autumn last year the City Council consulted on three ‘options’ for the new communities, together with the scope of the Local Plan.

This is what happened next:

  • Following feedback from this consultation the St Cuthbert’s garden village masterplan framework has been completed. The masterplan will inform the development of the St Cuthbert’s Local Plan going forward.
  • Draft policies for the St Cuthbert’s Local Plan have been written. These will be used to guide and make decisions on planning applications in the garden village to ensure that the garden communities are great places to live, work and visit.
  • A Strategic Design Supplementary Planning document for St Cuthbert’s has been drafted to help inform planning negotiations and decisions. This is to ensure that St Cuthbert’s specific high-quality design is at the heart of all new development.

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

The consultation will be held between Tuesday 10 November and Tuesday 22 December 2020. The deadline for responses is Tuesday 22 December 2020.

If you want to discuss any aspect of the consultation, then please email the garden village team at  [email protected]     with your query. If you don’t have access to email, then call 01228 817105.

Covid-19 restrictions means that printed copies will not be available to view at local libraries or the civic centre.

There will be a further opportunity to get involved in the development of the local plan in spring next year when a further round of public consultation will take place.


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