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   St Cuthbert Garden Village and Carlisle Southern Link Road    31 January, 2018
Consultations on the two proposals will run in parallel over a six week period, with a range of opportunities provided for people to find out more and share their views.
Public drop in events are taking place throughout the public consultation period. These will be held:
·        Friday 2 February, 1pm - 8pm: Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle.
·        Saturday 3 February,10am - 5pm: Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle.
·        Friday 9 February,10am - 5pm: Inside The Lanes Shopping Centre, opposite Clarks.
·        Saturday 10 February,10am - 5pm: Inside The Lanes Shopping Centre, opposite Clarks.
Printed copies of the consultation materials can be viewed at the Customer Contact Centre in the Civic Centre or at Libraries. They are also available online at www.stcuthbertsgv.co.uk and www.cumbria.gov.uk/cslr
Some background information is also as follows:
St Cuthbert’s Garden Village
St Cuthbert’s Garden Village, is an ambitious Carlisle City Council proposal, with government backing, that could include the development of up to 10,000 new quality homes, new employment opportunities, community facilities, new green spaces and improved transport connections.
Work is underway to develop concepts and a vision for how the garden village could develop. The consultation will look at what should be included and prioritised within the new Garden Village and will ask for initial thoughts on where and what form development should take. To find out more and to have your say, visit www.stcuthbertsgv.co.uk
Carlisle Southern Link Road
The proposal for a new Carlisle Southern Link Road (CSLR) would support the vision for the new Garden Village. It would also reduce congestion within and around the city, improving travel within Carlisle, and enhance links to west Cumbria. Preparatory investigations for the proposed road have been underway for several months and two route options are now being presented to the public and stakeholders. The routes take account of a range of constraints, for example environmental issues, flood management, historic features, land use and residential areas. Respondents to the consultation are being asked to consider the pros and cons of each route, and express a preference.
A £100m funding bid to the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund to allow delivery of the new road was made in September 2017. If this initial bid is successful Cumbria County Council will be invited to prepare a business case, the feedback from this consultation will be a critical part of that. The business case would be used by government to determine whether or not to fund the project. Government funding will be essential if the scheme is to move on from the planning stage. Any final scheme would be subject to a formal planning process, including further public consultation.
Further information on the Carlisle Southern Link Road consultation will be available at www.cumbria.gov.uk/cslr
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