Plans for a multi-million pound redevelopment of Carlisle Airport have taken a step forward after the City council granted planning permission this morning.
The Stobart Group say a new freight distribution centre and commercial airport would bring jobs and tourism to Cumbria.
Ryan Dollard reports:
Gordon Brown has been a long term objector to the Stobart airport plans.
He feels that the decision was inevitable but has not ruled out a judicial review:
The director of Carlisle Airport, Andy Judge, said he is very happy with the council's decision to approve the development plans:
Jane Meek from Carlisle City Council has backed the council's decision to approve the development plans for Carlisle Airport.
– Richard Butcher, Stobart Group
"We welcome today's final step in the approval of the application to develop Carlisle Airport.
"We have worked closely with the council since the initial approval decision in August and now Stobart Group can finally begin to get the project moving."
A multi-million pound redevelopment will now go ahead after Carlisle City Council granted approval.
The decision was due to be made last Friday but was delayed after a last minute legal submission by objectors.