Kingmoor Park Development Area

Kingmoor Park is located close to J44 of the M6 in Carlisle and is one of the largest industrial estates in the north-west and the only Enterprise Zone in Cumbria.

Posted on July 08, 2022

Since the site was bought in 1999, Kingmoor Park Properties Ltd. has invested millions of pounds into transforming the site into a vibrant, economic hub of activity and opportunity.


The business park is home to large local employers such as Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Cumbria County Council amongst others and has delivered significant benefits to the area including thousands of full-time jobs.

Kingmoor Park Properties intends to soon apply for planning permission for the second phase of Kingmoor Park West, which will ultimately provide a highly sustainable business, logistics and industrial development on an allocated employment site that would seek to combine best in class industrial and logistics buildings with additional connectivity enhancements and amenities to create an ideal environment to attract market leading manufacturing and logistics businesses.

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The Site

The site lies in the Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone between Kingmoor Park North and Kingmoor Park Central.

Kingmoor Park West has long been identified for employment development, forming part of the ‘Brunthill’ allocation within the District Local Plan 2001-2016 (adopted 2008) and currently allocated within the extant Carlisle District Local Plan 2015-2030 (adopted 2016).  The allocation is the largest site earmarked for employment development within the local authority area.

The site is currently in agricultural use. A number of public rights of way are located in and around the site, linking nearby settlements to Kingmoor North Nature Reserve. One of the rights of way will need to be diverted as part of the wider proposals.

Proposal Summary

  • Why logistics and industrial in this location?

Carlisle is an important location both within Cumbria and within the England/Scotland and north-west/north-east corridors.  The city continues to grow its economy with one of the key features being its strong logistics and manufacturing sectors. Kingmoor Park already benefits from a concentration of business activity and a large supply of employment land which is ideally placed to support further business growth.

This area of Kingmoor Park (also known as Brunthill) has been identified as a key growth hub and driver for employment development and as such the proposals will bring job growth to the local economy.

At a national level, there is a Government drive to increase the value of logistics and industrial development, most recently driven by the shift in consumer habits to online retail and therefore an increased need for warehousing and logistics floorspace in strategic locations however it is proposed that flexible employment uses will come forward in order to respond adequately to future markets.

  • Accessibility of the location

The site is in an highly accessible location close to a motorway junction (Junction 44 M6, north to south) and the strategic A689 road (east to west) route.

The site is located within the established Kingmoor Park Enterprise Zone allowing it to support other existing businesses in the area.

  • What is being proposed?

An outline planning application is currently being prepared and will be submitted for a masterplan development for the Kingmoor West site for around 1.1m sq ft of industrial floorspace.

This masterplan is currently being finalised, and will include a new spine road linking the A689 to Kingmoor North, through the development site.  The masterplan will be submitted as an ‘outline’ application, with precise details of the number of buildings and their layout to be confirmed in the future as potential occupiers are secured.  This outline application will be subject to environmental impact assessment (EIA) and is likely to be submitted later in 2022.

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A detailed planning application for a first occupier was the subject of our previous consultation and is currently being determined by Carlisle City Council.  This is intended to be a warehouse for DPD to occupy from 2023 onwards.

  • Planning and design

A team of specialist consultants are in the process of undertaking a series of technical surveys and assessments which are required to support the planning applications.  Architects are also leading the design work for the proposed Masterplan designs.

The planning applications will be supported by this suite of documents that will be available to view in due course via the Council’s website.

  • Economic Benefits

The proposed development will create the following socio-economic benefits during construction:

– 555 person years of temporary construction employment;
– £26.5 million GVA (gross value added) to the local economy and £43.3 million GVA (gross value added) to the regional level through construction employment; and
– Increase in worker expenditure in the local area during the construction phase, supporting local businesses

The proposed development will generate the following permanent socio-economic benefits:

– An estimated 1,499 to 1,760 full-time permanent jobs;
– Generation of Business Rates payable to Carlisle City Council as a form of revenue for public services, with additional wages also increasing incomes tax and National Insurance revenues;
– Increase in worker expenditure in the local area during the operation phase, supporting local businesses

Have Your Say

We are keen to hear your views, to help shape the proposals.  Your views are important to us and we hope you will take a few minutes to complete the online questionnaire which can be accessed here.

Alternatively, you can email your comments or queries to or call us on 0161 200 9880 (Mon-Fri during office hours).

We are keen to reach as many people as possible.  Residents and businesses nearest to the site have received leaflets via Royal Mail.  We have also reached out to local politicians.  We have tried to be as comprehensive as possible given the current climate, but please feel free to forward these details onto anyone else you think may be interested (including those without internet access) and address any correspondence in writing to:

Kingmoor Park West Consultation
Planning Consultancy
8 First Street
M15 4RP

Please ensure your feedback reaches us no later than 22 July 2022.  There will be a further opportunity to provide your views directly to Carlisle City Council once the planning application is submitted, later this year.

Information and Data Protection

This website will be updated regularly with new information as the development progresses and you will be able to register your interest.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, your details, queries and responses you have provided on the online questionnaire or via emails and phone calls will be held securely by WSP who may then share it with third party data storage systems.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and will not release your personal information to anyone.

The information provided will only be used for the purposes of this consultation exercise and for statistical analysis within the Statement of Community Involvement which will be submitted with the planning application.  Your responses will be anonymised, and we will not publish your personal data or contact numbers.

You can update, request a copy of, and delete your data at any time by sending an email to

The development team comprises:

  • Kingmoor Park Properties – Landowner
  • Fletcher Rae – Architects
  • Gardiner and Theobald – Project Manager
  • Harlex Property – Development Manager
  • Ramboll – Engineers
  • Reform Landscape Architecture – Landscape Architect
  • Richard Boothroyd & Associates – Quantity Surveyor
  • Sweco – Transportation and Highways
  • WSP – Planning, Ecology and Environmental Impact Assessment