Up to 10,000 new homes could now be built near Carlisle, after the Government gave the go ahead for a ‘garden village’.

The St Cuthbert’s area, described as being “to the south of Carlisle, between junction 42 of the M6 and the A595”, was named today as one of 14 new garden villages – the first of their kind to be created.

The garden village scheme is an expansion of the existing garden towns programme. These smaller projects will be for between 1,500 and 10,000 homes.

The Carlisle scheme will, alongside the other 13, have access to a £6m Government fund to…