St Cuthbert's Garden Village Carlisle
St Cuthbert's Garden Village was identified as a broad location for growth in the Carlisle District Local Plan, adopted in November 2016.
The Council submitted a Garden Village Expression of Interest in late 2016 and in January 2017, St Cuthbert's was designated as a Garden Village as part of the Government’s Garden Towns and Villages Programme.
In November 2017, the City Council appointed Gillespies to assist with production of the first part Masterplan for the Garden Village.
Stage 1 of the St Cuthbert's Masterplan was completed in 2019. The City Council then appointed Arup to produce the second part of the Masterplan, which includes a detailed development framework for the area, an infrastructure schedule and design guidance. Production of the Masterplan was completed in 2020 following three major consultation events, which have engaged nearly 2,000 people at various local and online consultation events. The Masterplan has been used to inform and shape the St Cuthbert's Local Plan. The Local Plan will be the document that brings the Masterplan to life.
St Cuthbert’s will become a thriving new community that will deliver a quality development that will enhance Carlisle.
On 2 January 2017, the Government announced plans for number of new Garden Villages and Towns across the country. These new settlements are to provide a modern take on the traditional Garden Cities movement that has its roots in the late 19th Century.
The idea of the Garden City was first suggested by Sir Ebenezer Howard in his book 'Garden Cities of To-morrow' during a time of rapid industrialisation across the country. At its core, the Garden City intended to marry together the best bits of living in a thriving, urban community with the health and wellbeing benefits of living in the countryside. By planning and designing more greenery into a new city, it was considered that residents would have the best of both worlds. There would be good access to jobs and services, as well as opportunities to socialise, coupled with the chance to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and enjoy open, green spaces. The concept was first introduced with Letchworth Garden City, and it has been a major influence on town planning across the world ever since.
For the 21st Century, Garden Villages continue to focus on providing excellent access to services and jobs within a healthy, well connected and green environment. The term continues to be internationally recognised as sign of prestigious design and environmental quality.
The Garden Cities movement has had a major influence on town planning since it was introduced in the early 20th Century.
All the benefits of urban living in a healthy, green enviroment