The public are being invited to have their say on the development of the new garden village in Carlisle.

The next stage of public consultation on the development of St Cuthbert’s Garden Village is now underway and will continue for six weeks.

Carlisle City Council wants to ensure that Carlisle grows in a way that creates quality homes and is properly planned across the coming decades.

St Cuthbert’s Garden Village, based in the south of Carlisle, is a unique opportunity to create locally distinctive, high quality new garden communities. It will have a strong emphasis on green infrastructure and healthy environments.

Community involvement is key to its development and local consultation has helped shape the emerging plans. As part of this stage of consultation, the City Council is seeking views on both the draft local plan policies and the draft strategic design supplementary planning document.

Hoping people take part, Councillor Paul Nedved, portfolio holder for economy, enterprise and housing, said: “Public consultation is key to the development of St Cuthbert’s Garden Village.

“This stage of consultation will be different as we have to comply with coronavirus social distancing rules. However, there are still opportunities to contact the St Cuthbert’s team, view a virtual exhibition and most importantly have your say!

“Community involvement has helped shape the plans so far and we encourage you to find out more and take part in this stage of consultation.”

In autumn last year the City Council consulted on three ‘options’ for the new communities, together with the scope of the local plan.

Following feedback from this consultation the St Cuthbert’s garden village masterplan framework has been completed. The masterplan will inform the development of the St Cuthbert’s Local Plan going forward.

Draft policies for the St Cuthbert’s Local Plan have been written.

These will be used to guide and make decisions on planning applications in the garden village to ensure that the garden communities are great places to live, work and visit.

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

The deadline for responses is Tuesday, December 22, 2020.