Exciting plans are afoot to make Carlisle one of the best places in the UK to live, work and enjoy by creating a green and sustainable city region.
Carlisle's open spaces - its parks, gardens, rivers, woodlands, fields, cemeteries, allotments - are all part of a city-wide green infrastructure. A ‘green' environment is regarded as crucial for driving economic growth and regeneration, reducing carbon emissions and pollution, and improving health and quality of life for all residents.
With a wealth of environmental assets on its doorstep, Carlisle was recently rated as already having a 97% green infrastructure, and is well placed to develop its environmental credentials for the benefit of investors.
At a glance...
Tarn Road, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1HN, Tel: 016977 3129, www.carlisle.gov.uk/talkintarn
A 65-acre lake amid 120 acres of farmland. Visitors can sail, windsurf or canoe. There is also pike fishing, a play area and tearoom. Regular events throughout the year. Log cabin available to hire for meetings.
Chance's Park was gifted to the citizens of Carlisle by the prominent Chance family in 1944. Some of the original features remain from the landscaped parkland that was laid out around Morton Manor in the late 1700's.