The Strategic Design SPD will help guide early applications in the Garden Village
A key aspiration of St Cuthbert's Garden Village is that good design is at the heart of the development and embedded throughout. A Strategic Design Supplementary Planning Document is therefore being developed to ensure that quality design plays a vital role in planning negotiations and decisions from the outset.
The SPD will ensure that there is robust planning guidance in place when considering planning applications on land within the garden village ahead of the proposed adoption of the St Cuthbert's Local Plan in 2022.
The SPD is linked to existing policies in the adopted Carlisle District Local Plan 2015-2030, and will set out the design and environmental standards expected of planning applications coming forward on land within the Garden Village in advance of and beyond the adoption of the St Cuthbert's Local Plan.
Consultation on the draft SPD started on Tuesday 10 November 2020 and will close on Tuesday 22 December 2020. It will run alongside consultation on the St Cuthbert's Local Plan. A questionnaire to help you respond to the consultation has been produced. Please note that this questionnaire is for both the draft Local Plan and the draft SPD. If you just want to respond to the SPD then you don't have to answer the Local Plan questions.