Carlisle City Council successfully bid to the Homes and Communities Agency Rural Masterplanning Fund for help with deciding on future options for the location of housing and other new development in our rural areas. The work has been carried out in collaboration with the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE).
The information gathered will form an evidence base contributing to the new Local Plan.
We are working with Parish Councils and rural communities in 22 of the larger villages and small towns (including Brampton, Longtown and Dalston).
Detailed settlement profiles are being drawn up for each village. The profiles look at existing services and their capacity, for example the number on the school roll, frequency of bus services, viability of the shop/pub etc. Local information is gathered about local housing, employment and community needs of these villages. We are also looking at how villages relate to each other, for example, where the children go to primary school, access to public transport and health care, and where the nearest shop is located.
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The surrounding landscape is also assessed and important views into and out of villages identified, together with areas of wider landscape which frame the edge of the village and are unlikely to be suitable for development.
To view the settlement profiles click on the documents below. As settlement profiles are completed they will be published on this page.
Warwick Bridge (Including Little Corby & Corby Hill)