The Government has announced a new garden village to be built in the St Cuthberts area to the south of Carlisle. The News and Star reports that this will be between M6 junction 42 (Carlisle South) and the A595 (the road to Workington and Whitehaven).
So just where is this? My 1:25000 Ordnance Survey Map shows the St Cuthbert Without Civil Parish as lying to the south of Carlisle, and a search on Google Maps shows that it includes the villages of Durdar, Brisco, Burthwaite and Wreay. Narrowing things down, we can say somewhere west of the M6, east of the River Caldew and in the countryside to the south of Carlisle.
One benefit of this might be a decent Southern Bypass Road for Carlisle. Another benefit for us accountants is likely to be more clients, so why complain? Well Carlisle has plenty of space to grow, but it depends on how you feel about this. I often whinge about the cart track that links us to Newcastle upon Tyne, but my family reply by saying what it is like down the South of England.