Gillespies and Hemingway Design hosted a second workshop for Carlisle City Council planned St Cuthbert’s Garden Village project.
The designs will deliver a 10,000-home village south of Carlisle and the workshop was used to review the landscape strategy and explore landscape management and stewardship options for the project.
Attendees included the Forestry Commission, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Friends of The Lake District and The Land Trust. Gillespies said the workshop drew a number of conclusions including the need for an innovative “mosaic” approach to stewardship, involving strategic and more specialist local roles resourced by new residents and entrepreneurial revenue generation.
Garry Legg, planning investment and policy manager at Carlisle City Council, said: “The team ran an extremely productive and positive workshop for the St Cuthbert’s Garden Village project. Gillespies’ Jim Fox and Wayne Hemingway of Hemingway Design work very well together at these types of sessions – a very evident strength and something we would recommend to others.”
The St Cuthbert’s vision and concept framework will be completed this year, providing the platform for more detailed master planning in 2019.