Public Consultation on Route Options for a Carlisle Southern Link Road

Closed 9 Mar 2018

Opened 26 Jan 2018


Following a period of scheme development and assessment Cumbria County Council have identified two route options for a Carlisle Southern Link Road.

The County Council is now seeking the views of the public, and other stakeholders, in order to inform a decision about which of these two route options should be taken forward to the next stage of the development process.

The consultation is open from 26 January to 9 March 2018.

The Carlisle Southern Link Road Consultation Document provides information on the Link Road proposals and how you can respond to the consultation.

Read the consultation document

This consultation is running in parallel with Carlisle City Council's consultation on the the concept and vision for the St Cuthbert's Garden Village.

What Happens Next

The development of a Carlisle Southern Link Road is still in the early stages. The immediate next steps following the end of this consultation will be:
• Responses will be analysed and summarised into a consultation feedback report.
• The two route options will be refined in light of the feedback received.
• Technical assessment work and reporting for the route options will be completed.
• A preferred route will be identified taking into account consultation feedback and technical factors.
• An Outline Business Case will be prepared to assist in securing Government funding to deliver the link road.
Funding for further development and delivery
At this time, while a funding bid has been submitted to the Government, no funding has yet been secured. Without funding, it will not be feasible to undertake further scheme design, or build the road.
However, given the benefits of the scheme we are confident that a strong case for investment can be made. In addition to Government funding a contribution from developers would be required.
If funding is secured, the preferred route will progress to the next stage of development. This would include additional design work and environmental assessments. At this point further public consultation would be carried out on the preferred route, before submission of a formal Planning Application.



  • Allerdale
  • Carlisle


  • General public


  • Roads & highways