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St Cuthbert's Garden Village consultation

Published on 29 August 2019

St Cuthbert's Garden Village consultation

The development of St Cuthbert’s Garden Village - an ambitious and unique housing and economic development scheme for Carlisle - will take another important step forward with a further stage of public consultation.

St Cuthbert’s Garden Village will enable Carlisle to continue to grow in a planned way across the coming decades. It will make the most of opportunities to build innovative, mixed-use, self-sufficient communities equally well-connected to each other and the city.

The first consultation on the second stage of masterplanning starts on Monday 2 September and will run for six weeks. The outcome of this next phase of work will be a draft Masterplan that will cover:

  • Land use - the location, extent, type and mix of development including housing, commercial, retail, community and other uses.
  • Movement and access - highlighting new and enhanced routes to create a well-connected place for walking, cycling, public transport and other vehicles.
  • Green and blue infrastructure - identifying the location and function of new and enhanced green and blue spaces across the area.
  • Urban design - defining important gateways, focal points, views and frontages.

To ensure that the final masterplan is robust and maximises the site opportunities, three options have been developed by Arup, a multi-national planning and design services consultancy, working on behalf of Carlisle City Council.

The City Council is seeking public views on each option. What are the strengths and weaknesses of each?

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

“St Cuthbert’s Garden Village will complement and add to Carlisle’s overall offer helping to retain and attract more people to live, work and visit here. It provides a platform for growth and future investment in Carlisle and will help provide an expanded workforce to support Carlisle and the wider Borderlands economy. Masterplanning for the Garden Village has reached another key stage. Our consultation on the draft Stage 2 Masterplan options provides another opportunity to have your say on this exciting development.”

Public consultation drop in events will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday 7 September: 10an - 5pm, Carlisle city centre (part of the Farmers' Market) 
  • Tuesday 10 September: 10am - 8pm, Carlisle Racecourse (Patterson Suite), Durdar Road, Carlisle
  • Tuesday 24 September: 1pm - 8pm, Cummersdale Village Hall, Carlisle
  • Wednesday 25 September: 1pm - 8pm, Creighton Rugby Club, Carleton, Carlisle
  • Friday 4 October: 10am - 5pm, The Lanes Shopping Centre, Carlisle
  • Wednesday 9 October: 10am - 8pm, Carlisle Racecourse (Patterson Suite), Durdar Road, Carlisle

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

Alternatively view printed copies of the proposals at the Customer Contact Centre in Carlisle Civic Centre or at Carlisle library.

The consultation will be held between Monday 2 September and Monday 14 October 2019. The deadline for responses is Monday 14 October 2019.

  • The adopted Carlisle District Local Plan 2015 - 2030 identifies a broad location for growth of a major mixed-use development, providing up to 10,000 new homes, to the south of the city. Originally known as Carlisle South, this planned new development was included in the Government’s locally-led garden villages, towns and cities programme in January 2017, and is now being progressed as St Cuthbert’s Garden Village. The preparation of a separate Local Plan to guide the development of the area is underway and is also subject to consultation.
  • St Cuthbert’s will be a thriving new community that will deliver a quality development that will transform Carlisle. It will meet the need for sustainable housing growth over the next 25 years, making Carlisle the place of choice for those wishing to feel the benefits of living in the countryside with the convenience, connectivity and opportunities of a major city.
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