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Old April 6th, 2017, 12:36 PM   #601
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Quay to open for the first time since Second World War



new £320,000 scheme is set to transform a derelict part of Whitehaven’s harbourside.

The redevelopment of the Old New Quay will open up the area, allowing public access for the first time since the Second World War.

Work is due to begin in June and will see the demolition of the former Whitehaven Sea Cadets’ building, and the installation of contemporary seating.

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Old April 7th, 2017, 11:03 AM   #602
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Flooded Carlisle properties set to be reinstated in coming months



A number of flood-hit properties owned by Carlisle City Council are expected to be reinstated in the coming months.

An update on phase two of the authority's asset reinstatement programme will be given to members of the resources overview and scrutiny panel during a meeting on April 13.

It states that work on council-owned properties on Warwick Road, the Sands Centre and Swifts golf course have all been completed and settled, while work to the Fire Station has also been completed.

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Old April 8th, 2017, 11:35 AM   #603
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£17 million homes plan for site of ruined west Cumbrian hall



£17 million transformation of a Maryport landmark is to be carried out by a housing association, it has been revealed.

Home Group has bought the historic Ewanrigg Hall and plans to convert it into five homes and build a further 125 homes on the surrounding land.

The developer, which traditionally rents out housing and provides shared ownership homes, plans to sell most of the properties on the open market.

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Old April 11th, 2017, 10:26 AM   #604
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Homes plan for derelict town centre church in Workington



Plans have been revealed to turn a boarded up church in west Cumbria into supported living accommodation.

HB Villages is behind plans to turn Workington's Trinity Methodist Church on South William Street into 22 supported living residential flat
.

Plans have been submitted to Allerdale council to retain the facade of the church and convert the building into flats for vulnerable people.
Agent for the applicant Peter Winter, head of planning at PFK Planning, said: "The church is visible from many parts of the town and in the pre-planning phase with Allerdale council we agreed it needed retained as much as possible, that's why we're planning on maintaining the front of the building.

"It will be quite expensive to do but both sides feel it's worth doing.

"It's a very impressive building, but it's not listed or in a conservation area.

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Old April 13th, 2017, 01:47 PM   #605
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Government to make final decision on controversial Story Homes planning application



The Secretary of State has been asked to make the final decision on the latest changes to plans for a controversial Cockermouth housing development.

Story Homes wants to clear and use an existing culvert on the Strawberry How site to help with drainage at its Strawberry Grange development.

Other changes include the removal of a sub-station which would alter visitor parking spaces, revised traffic calming and changes to some of the house designs.

Members of Allerdale council’s development panel met to discuss the plans on Tuesday and agreed they were minded to approve the changes.

But the final decision could lie with the Government following a request for the Secretary of State to call in the plans.

Story Homes already has full planning permission for 96 homes on the estate and outline permission for another 224.

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Old April 18th, 2017, 12:42 PM   #606
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Positive progress in plans to build 10,000 new homes in Carlisle




Positive progress in plans to build 10,000 new homes in Carlisle

Colin Glover

Talks to develop a so-called "garden village" - building up to 10,000 new homes - are progressing well.

That's the view of Carlisle City Council leader Colin Glover as politicians prepare to hear an update on the ambitious vision.

The 30-year project - centred on the southern side of the city - is one of 14 such schemes being backed by the Government nationally.


Talks to develop a so-called "garden village" - building up to 10,000 new homes - are progressing well.

That's the view of Carlisle City Council leader Colin Glover as politicians prepare to hear an update on the ambitious vision.

The 30-year project - centred on the southern side of the city - is one of 14 such schemes being backed by the Government nationally.


Members of the city council's environment and economy overview and scrutiny panel will be briefed on its progress when they meet on Thursday.

A report states that there will be four main strands to the work programme to deliver the development, which is to be known as St Cuthbert’s.

It includes plans for up to 10,000 new homes. New schools and roads will also be built while it is expected that businesses will also set up base.

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SUPERMARKET giant Sainsbury’s is expected to open a new megastore in a South Lakeland town in September next year.

Construction of the new supermarket, which is to be built on the soon-to-be-ex home of Kendal Rugby Club (KRUFC) on Shap Road, is to begin in August as the club’s new stadium nears completion.

The store is set to create 350 new full and part-time jobs and includes a petrol station, a cafe, 502 parking bays and an Argos unit within the main shop.

KRUFC brought an end to its 90-year stay at Mint Bridge in a 22-20 defeat to National League Three opponents Billingham.

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Old April 21st, 2017, 11:29 AM   #608
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Council opposes new houses - because of lack of school places




Council opposes new houses - because of lack of school places
Celia Tibble

Plans to build a new housing estate in a west Cumbrian village have been met with opposition - after local children were refused school places.

Story Homes has applied to Allerdale Council to build 69 homes in the field next to the former Coachman Inn, High Seaton.

But Seaton parish council, which was consulted by Allerdale Council on the plans, unanimously objected.

It comes after two residents voiced their concerns at a parish council meeting on Tuesday, about children being refused a place in Seaton Junior School
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Caroline Johnson said her seven-year-old grandson, who lives on Whitestiles, will now have to go to Ashfield Junior School.

She said: "They are discriminating against these children. My grandson's parents both work and I have to take him to school, but I don't drive.

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Old April 21st, 2017, 05:41 PM   #609
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This from the News & Star,--

Positive progress in plans to build 10,000 new homes in Carlisle

Talks to develop a so-called "garden village" - building up to 10,000 new homes - are progressing well.

That's the view of Carlisle City Council leader Colin Glover as politicians prepare to hear an update on the ambitious vision.

The 30-year project - centred on the southern side of the city - is one of 14 such schemes being backed by the Government nationally.

Members of the city council's environment and economy overview and scrutiny panel will be briefed on its progress when they meet on Thursday.

A report states that there will be four main strands to the work programme to deliver the development, which is to be known as St Cuthbert’s.

It includes plans for up to 10,000 new homes. New schools and roads will also be built while it is expected that businesses will also set up base.

Read more http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Po...1355ee37763-ds
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"Carlisle's garden village ‘must be unique’

Calls have been made to ensure that Carlisle’s “garden village” expansion is unique and built for the future.

More than £200,000 of funding for the development, which could bring up to 10,000 new homes as well as schools, businesses and infrastructure to the south of the city, has already been handed over by the Government.

Garry Legg, Carlisle City Council’s investment and policy manager, told members of the authority’s environment and economy overview and scrutiny panel that a further £3m could be made available to participating local authorities next year.

Mr Legg said that a “different approach” must be taken to the development – known as Carlisle South or St Cuthbert’s – a long-term project which is unlikely to be completed until 2030.

He said: “We have to look at design innovation and quality. A different approach will be needed for such a large site.

“A traditional development probably isn’t suitable for Carlisle South.”

Mr Legg said that the city council had received a substantial amount of interest in the project from third party companies who wanted to be part of the development, which would be considered with the development of a “masterplan”."


Full story at http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk/news...d1da2f4dc52-ds

Time to put my "old cynic" head on. Quite how 10,000 homes can be a garden village is a mystery to me.

I also expect that, if it ever happens, it will look like a series of modern housing estates very similar to what is being built elsewhere in Carlisle, except there might be some new schools and a few shops.

I also wonder where the demand for 10,000 new homes in Carlisle will come from. The population of the whole of the city council area (including all the rural bits as well as Brampton & Longtown) is not a lot more than 100,000, so 10,000 new homes represents a large population increase. As far as I am aware this is not an area with a serious housing shortfall and I don't see any major employment opportunities bringing people flooding into the area.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 06:01 PM   #610
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Homes plan for derelict town centre church in Workington



Plans have been revealed to turn a boarded up church in west Cumbria into supported living accommodation.

HB Villages is behind plans to turn Workington's Trinity Methodist Church on South William Street into 22 supported living residential flat
.

Plans have been submitted to Allerdale council to retain the facade of the church and convert the building into flats for vulnerable people.
Agent for the applicant Peter Winter, head of planning at PFK Planning, said: "The church is visible from many parts of the town and in the pre-planning phase with Allerdale council we agreed it needed retained as much as possible, that's why we're planning on maintaining the front of the building.

"It will be quite expensive to do but both sides feel it's worth doing.

"It's a very impressive building, but it's not listed or in a conservation area.

Read more http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Ho...1b88f8eba90-ds
Planning application 2/2017/0145 on the Allerdale Council planning portal.

The site currently looks like this: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@54.64...8i6656!6m1!1e1

Good to see part of the church being retained, although perhaps the new building could have been designed to look a bit more "ecclesiastical", in keeping with the facade.

What I do find odd is that the architect's impressions show the church facade looking very much like it does at the moment, ie derelict. Surely some improvements are planned, because to me it looks rather odd otherwise.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 06:25 PM   #611
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The local rag has picked up on this one now and gives a lot more information. Interesting to see that the proposed statue is privately funded.

From the News and Star:

"Why Carlisle's famous cracker packers deserve to be immortalised


The Cracker Packer statue is due to be installed at Paddy's Market for International Women's Day 2018.

THEY stood in lines and hand-packed Carr's iconic Table Water Crackers for generations.

Amid the noise of the machinery at their Carlisle workplace, their chatter and laughter also rang out, accompanying decades of hard work.

Now the women workers of Carlisle's famous Caldewgate factory - the Cracker Packers - will be celebrated in the form of a bronze sculpture next to Paddy's Market, near their workplace.

It's something Elsie Martlew has wanted to see for many years, to mark the city's industrial heritage.

The former city councillor said: "The fact that this is going to commemorate women workers on a worldwide brand, it's just wonderful.

"Everybody in Carlisle of my generation had somebody in the family or friends who worked at Carr's. It's a Carlisle story.

"Our industrial heritage has been neglected."

Mrs Martlew also singled out the forthcoming contribution of the artist involved in the project, Hazel Reeves. The statue should be unveiled by this time next year."


Lots more about this at http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/la...680f43c2e34-ds
Approved just over a week ago.
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Old April 21st, 2017, 06:29 PM   #612
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More investment at Nestle is on the cards. A planning application has gone in for an extension to the powder silos at Dalston, although there are no details on the portal yet other than the site notice!

Carlisle planning application 17/0210
Approved by the council earlier this week.
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"Site for new £6m care home in Carlisle revealed



The planned location of a £6 million Carlisle care home has been revealed.

If it is given the go-ahead, the 60-resident home - featuring a shop, cafe and restaurant - will be on the site of the former Morton Park School at Burnrigg.

Plans have been put forward by Cumbria County Council, which is planning to close three homes in Carlisle as well as four others in Copeland as part of social care reforms.

The new facility, which will mirror that of the newly-opened Park View Gardens home in Barrow, will specialise in caring for residents with dementia and complex needs.

The authority said that staff at existing homes will transfer to the new premises, alongside residents."


Full story at http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Si...0c4f2856031-ds

Application went in last week and can be seen at http://publicaccess.carlisle.gov.uk/...pe=Application
Approved by the County Council late last month and completely overlooked by me
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Another application for conversion of the Tarn End Hotel has gone in, this time for 12 dwellings:

Carlisle City Council planning application 17/0119

News & Star report:

"Revised plans to convert former Talkin hotel lodged



Revised plans to convert a dilapidated former hotel into new homes have been lodged.

Citadel Estates Ltd has submitted its latest plan for Tarn End House Hotel on the shores of Talkin Tarn, near Brampton, and, granted planning permission, aims to start the work this Autumn.

The proposal for 12 dwellings is third to be submitted by the developer for the building, recognised as a non-designated heritage asset.

Last month Citadel's appeal against refusal for planning permission - to convert the buildings into 22 homes, submitted to planners last year - was dismissed by the Secretary of State.

In 2009 a proposal for 15 homes on the site was also refused."


Full story at http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Re...92c89131702-ds
Recommended for approval, and reported as such by The Cumberland News
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Old April 23rd, 2017, 10:18 PM   #615
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Is Silloth ready for a swanky bar? Is Silloth ready for an apart-hotel? Does Silloth know what an apart-hotel is?

Someone obviously thinks so, as he has plans to convert an old bank into a "sophisticated city-style bar" and two "apart-hotel" rooms.

From the Cumberland News:

"Swanky wine bar plans for Silloth given green light



Plans to open a sophisticated city-style wine bar in Silloth have been given the green light.

The new drinking spot, in the town's former Natwest bank building, could be open this summer if work to convert the Eden Street site goes to schedule.

The project is being led by engineer Alan Maggs, from Lancashire, who bought the former bank at an auction - despite never setting foot in the town before bidding.

But he's fallen in love with the area and has big plans for the building, which used to be the home of internationally-recognised singer Kathleen Ferrier, who lived in Silloth in the 1930s and whose legacy still remains strong in this part of Cumbria.

Mr Maggs is converting the upper floors of the Grade II listed building into two separate luxury "apart-hotel" rooms that can be hired to tourists and other visitors.

They'll be named "The Ferrier Apartments", while it is believed the bar will be called The Bank."


Full story at http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk/news...d2f8419ff43-ds
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Must have done his homework on the area,---so good luck to him with this venture.
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This from the News & Star,--

Future of Carlisle's flood-hit civic centre to be made within months




Future of Carlisle's flood-hit civic centre to be made within months

The Civic Centre, Carlisle underwater

A decision on how to restore two floors of Carlisle's flood-hit civic centre is expected to be made over the coming months.

The basement and ground floor of the iconic Rickergate building were filled with flood water when Storm Desmond swept across Cumbria in December 2015.

As a result, Carlisle City Council's customer contact centre has been based in a temporary portacabin adjacent to the car park.

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I've got photos of the Civic Centre like that from both 2005 and 2015. Having been seriously flooded twice in just over 10 years I am not surprised that it is taking some time to settle with the insurers.

I would not have been surprised if the council had given up on the Civic Centre after the last floods and decamped elsewhere, but I guess the rest of the building is still usable and it would be difficult to accommodate everyone somewhere else: Carlisle is not well endowed with large office spaces.
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I've got photos of the Civic Centre like that from both 2005 and 2015. Having been seriously flooded twice in just over 10 years I am not surprised that it is taking some time to settle with the insurers.

I would not have been surprised if the council had given up on the Civic Centre after the last floods and decamped elsewhere, but I guess the rest of the building is still usable and it would be difficult to accommodate everyone somewhere else: Carlisle is not well endowed with large office spaces.

Yeah,--suppose if this area is prone to flooding,--then it's going to take a good system to prevent future flooding,--we don't know what they have planned,--maybe some sort of flood water storage areas,?--or they could maybe tackle the problem further out and upstream ?---who knows what the best way is,---lets hope they come up with a solution,--cheers.
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Work starts on new Cumbrian mountain rescue HQ - with help from missing dog Jasper




Work starts on new Cumbrian mountain rescue HQ - with help from missing dog Jasper

The rescue team which braved sub-zero temperatures to search for a a lost dog who caught global attention is starting work on a new base.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team shot into the spotlight after they helped bring the border collie to safety three years ago.

At the time the team had just launched a mammoth fundraising campaign to build new headquarters on land at Gosforth to replace its existing base which is no longer fit for purpose.

Work starts on new Cumbrian mountain rescue HQ - with help from missing dog Jasper


The rescue team which braved sub-zero temperatures to search for a a lost dog who caught global attention is starting work on a new base.

Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team shot into the spotlight after they helped bring the border collie to safety three years ago.

At the time the team had just launched a mammoth fundraising campaign to build new headquarters on land at Gosforth to replace its existing base which is no longer fit for purpose.


And thanks to Jasper's grateful owner Adam Nolan starting an online fundraising appeal, an almost unbelievable £60,000 was secured in a matter of days.

Further funds have since been secured for the base, which will cost around £350,000, and a contract has been signed for construction work to begin.

The rescue team's president, Richard Longman, said: "There has been a lot of hard work involved to take the project to this stage but this will be a significant milestone and things should move forward quickly from here on."

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