Carlisle City Council leaders will be considering recent viewpoints shared on the proposed St Cuthbert's Garden Village to the south of Carlisle, which could see the city grow by 10,000 homes.

The city council's executive will be meeting on Wednesday, and one item up for discussion is the recent public consultation held on the preferred options for the Local Plan which will guide the development of the St Cuthbert's Garden Village.

This first public consultation, which ended on December 22, will be followed by a further chance for the public to have its say on the plans for the Garden Village this spring.

An update on the opinions expressed by members of the public through this first consultation will be given to the city council's executive.

City council documents indicate that there were a "number of themes" that emerged from the initial consultation responses.

"Concerns have been raised from several Cummersdale residents regarding matters such as the proximity of new development to the existing village," stated a report prepared for the city council's executive meeting.

However, there was also a "strong positive response to policies addressing the provision for new infrastructure".

"Particularly", the report added, "broadband internet and green infrastructure".

More details beyond this initial "snapshot" is set to be outlined to the council's executive at the meeting.

The executive will also be considering the views shared by the council's economic growth scrutiny panel, which analysed the draft St Cuthbert's Garden Village local plan late last year.

One issue raised by the panel's chairperson, Lisa Brown, was the Garden Village's affordable housing policy.

She described the requirement for 20 per cent of the homes built to be classed as affordable as "too low.

The council's principal planning officer stated at the time that the 20 per cent affordable homes requirement was a Government stipulation, but can be amended in future if data indicated that "need has changed", or in light of "consultation responses received".