Up to 10,000 new homes as go ahead given for 'garden village' near Carlisle

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Up to 10,000 new homes could now be built near Carlisle, after the Government gave the go ahead for a 'garden village'.

The St Cuthbert's area, described as being "to the south of Carlisle, between junction 42 of the M6 and the A595", was named today as one of 14 new garden villages - the first of their kind to be created.

The garden village scheme is an expansion of the existing garden towns programme. These smaller projects will be for between 1,500 and 10,000 homes.

The Carlisle scheme will, alongside the other 13, have access to a £6m Government fund to support its creation over the next two financial years.

The aim is that the development will not simply be an extension of the urban area of the city, but instead will be a distinct new village in its own right.

The government also announced support for three new garden towns, and a further £1.4m of funding to support their creation.

Housing and planning minister Gavin Barwell said: "Locally-led garden towns and villages have enormous potential to deliver the homes that communities need.

"New communities not only deliver homes, they also bring new jobs and facilities and a big boost to local economies. These places combined could provide almost 200,000 homes."

In addition to funding, the government will provide support in terms of expertise, brokerage and offer of new planning freedoms.

The new garden projects will also have access to infrastructure funding programmes, such as the new £2.3bn Housing Infrastructure Fund announced during this year’s Autumn Statement.

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Local   Resident , Carlisle Tuesday, 31 January, 2017 at 10:01AM
What can we do to get this stopped? Or at least protest the size of this stupid project.
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Mike   Sansom , Carlisle Sunday, 15 January, 2017 at 10:18PM
Fantastic news. Let the infrastructure come first. Roads are struggling at peak times and need heavy investment. Particularly A595 between Carlisle and Thursby and a southern relief road would be critical to this development. We live in a wonderful city with enormous potential, lets get working on it.
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Ted   Email , Carlisle Saturday, 14 January, 2017 at 1:50PM
In the main street in Dentonholme Carlisle there is a large area of land which has been lying derelict for many years because nobody will buy it. Next door are shops, transport links, walking distance to town centre (only thing missing is a Post Office) Why don't the City Council go round Carlisle looking for plots of land like this - buy them up - compulsory purchase if necessary as they are such an eye sore - and build affordable homes instead of having to employ loads of architects and town planners to build these monstrous new estates - where the houses look so out of place and should be somewhere down south !
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really   concerned , Southwaite Saturday, 07 January, 2017 at 2:55PM
This reminds me of the The New Squares development in Penrith, where Eden District Council made huge claims as to how popular it would be and how it would boost the town's economy. The locals were not in favour, but the powers that be knew better. The New Squares was built and is reminiscent of a ghost town. The only benefit to the economy seems to be the work generated in the building process.. £6m pounds is not a vast amount of aid when spread between 14 Garden Village projects. Perhaps Carlisle's enthusiasm towards this project is to get the grant and spend it on the services already present e.g. the planning department etc.Meanwhile we are worried about the destruction of Carlisle's infrastructure, as previously mentioned by others.
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Richard   Forster , London/Carlisle. Friday, 06 January, 2017 at 10:14AM
Why are so many people in Carlisle so negative.There is no talk of the whole of Cumbria being paved over,only a small patch.The traffic although bad at times is much less than many other parts of the country.Also if population increases then services are improved.One only needs to look at Milton Keynes to see how successful a well managed population increase can be.
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Cumbrian   , Carlisle Monday, 09 January, 2017 at 10:32PM
Points about roads and traffic are very valid. The frightening prospect is that the new housing comes first then it becomes apparent a better road system is needed. OH what a surprise! Also historically Carlisle doesn't seem to be a city that is in any hurry to get new developments happening. I agree negativity is probably one of the things which puts the brakes on, but all points of view should receive consideration without wasting too much time.
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Cumbrian   , Carlisle Thursday, 05 January, 2017 at 1:05AM
Past experience would suggest the new housing gets built then, despite all the sensible objections mentioned it will be realised there is desperate need for extra hospital / medical / educational facilities and, oops the road system needs to be improved as a matter of urgency. It's too much to expect the roads to be done first even though we need it done NOW.
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MR   S , Carlisle Wednesday, 04 January, 2017 at 11:46AM
This is ridiculous. Why do we need 200,000 homes in Carlisle when there are empty buildings in the city that need saving. The hospital can't even cope with the residents we have, now you want to add even more AND all of West Cumbria to the hospital! The thing most Cumbrians love about Cumbria is the fact we are rural and beautiful landscape but this will RUIN all of that and kill nature wildlife habitat. Just stop building crap and diluting how lovely cumbria and Carlisle is with all these news houses and people moving in to the area when we cna't even cope with what we have. Remember the floods? Lets fix that first!
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  , Wednesday, 04 January, 2017 at 6:02PM
There is no shortage of housing in Carlisle, affordable or otherwise. There is however a shortage of jobs paying more than minimum wage. The garden villages should be restricted to areas that need them.
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james   Jamieson , carlisle Tuesday, 03 January, 2017 at 7:49PM
Garden village my backside. More like Urban Ghetto. 73d2w
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Roy   Oxlade , Workington Tuesday, 03 January, 2017 at 6:48PM
I think someone has overlooked the fact that you need employment to get a mortage to buy a house. There are many properties for sale in Cumbria that are not selling and from experience looking for employment in skilled engineering there is nothing that is worth following up. How will Carlisle cope with that much extra conjestion, probably put people of visiting. I have been told that there was a time that people in the west of cumbria travelled to Carlisle to work, now I believe this has gone the other way because of the lack of good employment in the city. On the bright side Carlisle stands a far better chance than west cumbria simply because of the M6 and better rail access, plus the area has not been so badly devestated by wind turbines and the threat of huge pylons but 10,000 is an awful lot of extra cars and burden on local communities plus the hospital would need upsizing to cope.
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tap   loader , carlisle Tuesday, 03 January, 2017 at 9:47AM
The person to ask as to the precise location is Mr.Ken Dodd,via nuttyash!
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John   Stitch , Carlisle Tuesday, 03 January, 2017 at 8:01AM
Apart from the vague location there are a lot of questions to be answered... 1. Where are all the residents going to work, send their children to school and get medical treatment. I don't see any massive new employer moving to Carlisle, the is a chronic shortage of school places and the Infirmary already struggles to handle the current patient load. 2. Whose land will it be built on? Farmland? I don't see any brownfield sites to the south of Carlisle. The number of homes proposed would take an immense amount of land...you are talking 7 brand new Harraby sized estates. 3. Who is going to buy and live in these homes? Cumbria has a static population. We don't have the jobs or industries to draw in thousands of new residents. 4. Who will pay for the new homes? The City Council hasn't the money so will it all be private sector, social housing or the old chestnut....affordable? 5. Why does Carlisle need to grow? Bigger isn't better. Part of our City's charm is it is compact, surrounded by beautiful countryside and not a concrete jungle.
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Simon   Moore , Kendal Tuesday, 03 January, 2017 at 4:30AM
Sounds like it is going to be around the Durdar area. They will have to do some major road improvements or it will be a nightmare for people around there.
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Raymond   Daley , LA9 5JJ Monday, 02 January, 2017 at 8:28PM
Where exactly is this "St Cuthbert's village going to be? Please enlighten us.
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  , Monday, 02 January, 2017 at 5:48PM
Looks like a southern extension of Upperby then. Beyond Hammonds Park.
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john   miles , Cumbria Monday, 02 January, 2017 at 5:13PM
What a waste. Houses for rich southerners to buy to rent to the poor.
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local resident   , Carlisle Monday, 02 January, 2017 at 5:11PM
Thanks N &S for clarification re location. My psychic powers sometimes fail!
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local resident   , Carlisle Monday, 02 January, 2017 at 1:14PM
I thought I knew quite a lot about the local area having lived here for over almost 50 years, but I am puzzled by the location of the new "Garden Village" being in the St Cuthbert's area. Where is it please in relation to local villages. I very much doubt/hope I am not the only reader who is a bit puzzled.
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ted   Email , Carlisle Monday, 02 January, 2017 at 12:27PM
"St. Cuthbert's area near the city"............. where on earth is this? Could we please have an exact location???
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David   Snedker , Carlisle Monday, 02 January, 2017 at 11:23PM
The St Cuthbert's Without Parish council, which includes Brisco, Wreay, Burthwaite, Blackwell and Durdar, all in the area described vaguely by the government. Maybe the Council will let us know a more definite area when they are back at work.
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