No plans to revamp Rickergate in near future, says Carlisle council
Last updated at 13:36, Wednesday, 02 March 2011
There are no plans to redevelop Carlisle’s Rickergate in the “foreseeable future”, the city council says.
The ill-fated Carlisle Renaissance initiative came up with proposals to bulldoze the Civic Centre, the police and fire stations, magistrates court and homes in Warwick Street.
In their place would have come a plaza with a hotel, conference centre and a mix of housing and shops.
The scheme outraged residents and led to the formation of the Save Our Streets group. But responding to a question from Castle ward Liberal Democrat councillor Jim Tootle last night, council leader Mike Mitchelson confirmed the project was off the agenda.
He said: “There are no redevelopment plans in the foreseeable future for Rickergate. Should any proposals be received, full consultation of residents and businesses will be undertaken by the council.”
Renaissance spent nearly £1m of public money buying property for redevelopment.
First published at 11:47, Wednesday, 02 March 2011
Published by http://www.newsandstar.co.uk
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Why knock the civic centre down? We should be constructing more tall buildings, never mind demolishing them. Would look good if it was re-clad.
John- I can't believe you said that:
That is the most sensible thing anyone has ever said on here !
we need to reconnect the city with the castle - not build more barriers - as I notice they are about to do further down towards the new sainsbury's development (arghhh !).
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