News 24.09.2018

Gillespies and Hemingway Design lead second wave of workshops for St Cuthbert's Garden Village

Gillespies and Hemingway Design facilitated a second workshop for Carlisle City Council on their emerging St Cuthbert’s Garden Village – the largest 'Garden Village' of its kind in the North of England, and aiming to be the most innovative. The designs will deliver a 10,000-home village south of Carlisle.

The focus of this workshop was to review the landscape strategy and most importantly explore landscape management and stewardship options. Attendees included the Forestry Commission, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Natural England, Friends of The Lake District and The Land Trust. 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, commented;

“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 masterplanning in 2019.