Consultation closes on Gillespies’ design guide for Carlisle

Local residents have until the end of today to give their views on plans to raise the quality of Carlisle city centre following guidelines produced by consultants Gillespies.

The draft Urban Design Guide and Public Framework includes principles on how buildings should be designed throughout the city centre as well as setting out how the city's public spaces can be improved including paving materials, seating and lighting.

Four city squares – Court Square, Market Square, Rickergate Square and a new square at Caldew Riverside (Viaduct Estate), where the University of Cumbria is proposing its new headquarters – are all suggested.

Plans are also proposed for the Caldewgate and Shaddongate area, in addition to the Botchergate South area.

Copies of the document have been available, throughout the six-week consultation period at the Civic Centre's Customer Contact Centre, the city centre library and an online version is also available on the city council's website.

Feedback on the responses will be made in early autumn.

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