An ambitious plan to create unique housing and economic development scheme for Carlisle has received a £745,000 funding boost from the Government.
Recently the funding for St Cuthbert’s Garden Village will support the delivery of new garden communities in the south of the city.
Councillor Paul Nedved, portfolio holder for economy, enterprise and housing at Carlisle City Council, said: “St Cuthbert’s forms a key part of the wider growth strategy for Carlisle and the Borderland region. We want to ensure that Carlisle grows in a way that creates quality homes and is properly planned across the coming decades.
“We’re delighted with the Government funding announcement.
“This is a further funding boost for Carlisle and is in addition to the multi-million pounds investment already received through the Town Deal, Future High Street and the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal.
“St Cuthbert’s Garden Village has received government support in the past and we have made great strides in developing a clear vision, set of principles and masterplan to define the high quality, sustainable new communities that will enhance Carlisle’s environment and economy.”
The £745,000 funding delivered through the New Development Corporation Competition will be used to create a business case for a delivery mechanism that will be unique in the north of England and can be used as a template for others to follow.
The bid was drawn together by Hyas, working on Carlisle City Council’s behalf.
Stephen Hill, of Hyas, added: “St Cuthbert’s requires strong public/private leadership and partnership working over the long term and we have been exploring options for an appropriate delivery mechanism to help achieve this.
“Our bid set out a clear, costed programme of how we can deliver this business case over the next two to three years and with Government support, we can start work on the next exciting chapter for St Cuthbert’s, Carlisle and the Borderlands.”