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2,000 approved Carlisle plots for housing

Words: Laura Edgar
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Carlisle City Council has published a prospectus to highlight the housebuilding opportunities in the city, including 2,000 approved plots awaiting development.

Proposals also include a 10,000-home garden village.

According to the council, “there has never been a better time” for the housebuilding community to shift its focus to the district.

The prospectus, Carlisle; Help us Build our Growing City, notes that the recently adopted local plan aims to deliver more than 9,500 homes by 2030, which equates to 565 a year and an overall uplift of 20 per cent on the current housing stock.

The council, alongside planning and development consultancy Lichfields, has launched the prospectus.

Colin Glover, leader of the council, said Carlisle is a city where the public and private sector “share an ambitious view of the future”.

The city “is also home to a government-backed garden village. St Cuthbert’s is the largest of the 14 garden villages in the country and is an exciting and groundbreaking project aiming to deliver up to 10,000 new homes, alongside new employment opportunities”.

Glover added: “We are keen to work with housebuilders and developers to bring sites forward to deliver Carlisle’s ambitious development targets.

“Carlisle is very much open for business and development friendly. There is strong local leadership, a can-do attitude and a great coming together of the private and public sector with a genuine shared ambition to make Carlisle the best it can possibly be.”

Dominic Smith, senior planner at Lichfields, said: “To facilitate this growth Carlisle City Council has allocated sites across the district, complementing an attractive pipeline of already consented developments.

“The land supply includes a large number of greenfield ‘ready-to-go’ viable sites across urban and rural locations, with a range of site sizes aiding diversity.

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