Carlisle £1.4m football complex plans submitted

Rome Street, Carlisle The Soccerworld complex would be built on Rome Street in Carlisle

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Plans to build a £1.4m five-a-side football complex in Carlisle have been submitted.

Soccerworld wants to build a number of indoor pitches and an all-weather pitch at the site on Rome Street.

The centre, which is expected to create about 20 jobs, would also include a pavilion and bar and a car park.

Managing director, Barry McDermott, said it would be a "valuable asset" for the community and they are "hopeful" the application will be granted.

Carlisle City Council are expected to make a decision about the plans in July.

Mr McDermott said construction work will begin by the end of the year if the plans are given the go-ahead.

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