CLDA

Embattled airport secures £8m lifeline

Carlisle Lake District Airport is to receive a Government grant of up to £8m, a sum that would effectively wipe out its business rates bill for 2020-21.

Preferred A66 Route

Highways England finesses £1bn A66 plan

Neil Tague

The roads authority has issued an update as it seeks to finalise land deals and route options ahead of the next round of consultation on the Northern Trans-Pennine project.

SOLWAY CYCLEWAY

Cumbrian cycleway scheme begins

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Work has started on the Solway Coaster project, which will see a 14.1km route between Allonby and Silloth created, joining onto the established cycleway between Maryport and Allonby.

St Cuthbert's Garden Village

Cumbria opens tender for Carlisle link road

Sarah Townsend

The county council has launched the search for a contractor to design and build the Carlisle Southern Link Road, a key piece of infrastructure intended to help unlock the proposed 10,000-home St Cuthbert’s Garden Village.

Barbour Infrastructure Figs

Region ‘top for infrastructure awards’ in 2019

Dan Whelan

The North West scooped the highest value of infrastructure contract awards in 2019 of all UK regions, thanks mainly to the £1.5bn Sellafield decommissioning project, according to data analyst Barbour ABI.

Carlisle Station Gateway

Architect search starts for Carlisle Station Gateway

Charlie Schouten

Cumbria County Council and its partners have kicked off the search for a design team for the redevelopment of Carlisle’s railway station and The Citadels, with options including enhanced retail space, improved access, and higher education uses.

Queens Drive Flyover Liverpool

TfN bids for £700m roads funding

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Charlie Schouten

Schemes in Cumbria, Wigan, Cheadle, and Liverpool have all been put forward as part of a £700m funding pitch to the Government by Transport for the North.