Further industrial and commercial development of the Kingstown area in north Carlisle could be on the cards, as a developer reveals interest in putting plans in motion.

A letter submitted to Carlisle City Council by planning consultancy FWPD has outlined the intentions of company Pembury Developments Ltd to seek planning permission for the development of more than four hectares of land at Kingstown for "employment, industrial" and/or "warehouse purposes".

The land in question lies just south of the Kingstown Industrial Estate, a major hub in north Carlisle for industrial, commercial and warehouse enterprise.

The land in question is also a greenfield site, and is to the west of the Kingmoor Nature Reserve, which is close by.

Historically, the site was the location of Kingmoor House, a Grade II listed building and gardens.

However, this has since been demolished and removed from the Heritage England list.

The site is at present vacant land, used principally for cattle grazing.

The letter from FWPD has been sent to Carlisle City Council in order to seek assurances on whether an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) would be required for plans of the size Pembury Developments are seeking to pursue.

Environmental Impact Assessments are in-depth analyses of the likely impact on the environment a sizeable proposed development would have, and if required are carried out to enable local authorities to understand the full implications of granting permission.

Detailed proposals of the project are "currently being drawn up", the letter explained. However, "for the purposes of establishing whether or not an EIA is required", indicative proposals for the site are described.

These indicative suggestions include an intention to seek "full planning permission" for commercial and industrial purposes, with "ancillary office space of approximately 2.42 hectares of the site", as well as full planning permission for a building of "minimum" 3,000 square metres and a "maximum" of 10,100 square metres.

It is also suggested that outline planning permission would be sought for 1.62 hectares of the site, with a building of between a "minimum" of 3,000 square metres and a "maximum" of 7,000 square metres. However, proposals are yet to be submitted for formal consideration.