14th September 2020

We have recently submitted a response to the planning application for the link road. Whilst we recognise that the link road has Government support and is likely to go ahead, we have reiterated concerns raised earlier in the process about the principle of building the new road, explaining why more sustainable travel solutions should be prioritised.

Our full response can be read here

15th July 2019

We have now submitted our full written response to the Carlisle Southern Link Road public consultation. You can view or download our submission at this link.

Carlisle Southern Link Road Public Consultation Response (pdf)


29th April 2019

Cumbria County Council is currently carrying out a public consultation about proposals for the new Carlisle Southern Link Road.  The consultation closes on 12th July. 

The proposal is closely associated with St Cuthbert’s Garden Village, which will involve around 10,000 homes being built south of Carlisle. Both projects have financial backing from the Government and so are highly likely to go ahead.

The consultation enables residents to view and comment on the proposed route of the road and details such as location of junctions and bridges and opportunities for cycle provision and green infrastructure alongside the scheme. Friends of the Lake District will be responding to the consultation in detail once we have had a closer look at the proposals.

The consultation can be found online at https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/cslr/  and there are a series of public drop in events in Carlisle (see webpage for details).