The deal includes £20m for an exciting redevelopment of Carlisle Station (pictured) and the surrounding area, to act as a gateway to the region.
'Crunch time is approaching and taxpayers need to be alert to the risk. Public bodies and the Treasury need to be on top of this issue now.’
On top of the government’s £46m investment in the programme, the additional funding announced today takes the total scheme to £64m.
The commitment is part of a new strategic partnership between the local authority and the charity Fields in Trust.