Council launches consultation on city centre regeneration plans

Cumberland Council is inviting residents and businesses to have their say on the proposed development plans for Devonshire Street and English Street in Carlisle.

The schemes, funded by the UK Government’s Future High Street Fund and Town Deal Fund, aim to improve the space for the local community and businesses on Devonshire Street and English Street.

Consultation gets underway next Tuesday (June 6) and carries on until July 1.

The proposed plans include more outdoor seating, street furniture, benches, cycle parking, trees, and plants.

Devonshire Street and English Street will continue to provide vehicle access.

With nearby regeneration projects at Carlisle Station and the University of Cumbria’s new Citadels Campus, more than £80m of public funding is being invested in Carlisle city centre.

The project team has organised drop-in sessions:

For businesses or residents located in the immediate vicinity, you are welcome to attend the following:

Tuesday 6 June – 1pm – 7pm at Le Gall, Devonshire Street, Carlisle.
For residents and visitors of the area, please join us for this event:
Saturday 10 June – 10am – 3pm, gazebo, Market Square, Carlisle (during the Hawker Festival in Carlisle).

Cllr Denise Rollo said: “The proposals for Devonshire Street and English Street will enhance the area and make it more vibrant and welcoming, and the informal consultations will give the public, residents and businesses the opportunity to share their thoughts about the proposed developments.

“We hope that people will come and let us know what they think, and if they come to the consultation event on Saturday 10 June, they will be able to join in with the fantastic Hawker Festival which will be taking place in Carlisle.”


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