A regeneration company will be holding a public consultation about initial plans for Orrest Head Farm as part of the Windermere Gateway Project on March 5.

The public consultation will be carried out by Urban Splash on Tuesday, March 5, at The Marchesi Centre on Holly Rd, Windermere, from 2.30pm to 7pm.

Located next to Windermere train station, the nine-hectare site Orrest Head Farm falls under the National Trust endorsement.

The National Trust appointed Urban Splash as its chosen development partner in 2019 to transform the site with the support of the Lake District National Park, Westmorland and Furness Council, Windermere Town Council, Network Rail, Booths, Lakeland, and other local businesses.

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The initial consultation will revolve around proposed highway improvements such as the inception of a new pedestrian route, enhanced cycle connections and improvements to the A591 and Thwaites Lane.

Joe Woolley from Urban Splash, said: "This consultation gives us a valuable opportunity to engage with the local community as we work together to shape the future of Windermere.

"Through collaboration with local people, partners and key stakeholders, we can develop a new community that fulfils the needs of all – starting with connectivity, accessibility, and sustainable transportation options for the long-term benefit of Windermere."

Mr Woolley said the team wants to create places people can live, work, and thrive.

Mike Innerdale, regional director for the National Trust in the North, said: “We urge the local residents to participate in the consultation and share their perspectives as we collectively embark on shaping a promising future for this corner of the Lake District."

A consultation website will be live from March 6 for those who are unable to attend the consultation in person.

People can also email their queries to Urban Slash at consultation@urbansplash.co.uk.