HDH Planning and Development Ltd have been appointed to make an assessment of the sites and policies in the Local Plan to ensure that the level of affordable housing and other policy requirements are appropriate, and that the contributions and policy requirements in the Plan imposed on developers do not generally render development unviable, as required by paragraph 173 and 174 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).
The findings of this Study should be considered a broadly indicative look at the viability of different types of land use. It uses a strategic model that cannot explore the finer detail of individual projects and proposals. Where it has flagged up general issues with the viability of certain land use types, the Council will endeavour to address this through changes to planning policy and further, more targeted research and interventions. Regarding retail development within Carlisle City Centre, The City Centre Development Framework will contain a more detailed assessment of the viability of city centre retail in context and should be referred to when considering city centre and retail viability.
Local Plan Viability Study