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There has been widespread support from businesses in Cumbria after Carlisle City Council gave initial approval to redevelop the city's airport. The plans could still be blocked by further appeals by objectors, but many business leaders are hoping it's approved...
A £25m revamp of Carlisle airport which would see passenger flights across the UK and Ireland looks set to go ahead after the local council granted permission.
The Stobart Group who own the site say that today's decision could bring 500 jobs to the area. Opponents are still considering whether or not to appeal against it.
City councillors in Carlisle have approved the Stopart Groups plans to develop Carlisle airport. It is not yet known whether or not opponents will seek a judicial review of the decision
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ITV Border have been speaking to the local MP about what the decision to expand the airport menas to Cumbria.