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Work officially gets underway on Carlisle Airport

Construction site at Crosby-on-Eden Credit: ITV Border News

After years of delay, legal challenge and uncertainty, the initial phase on the redevelopment of Carlisle Lake District airport at Crosby-on-Eden kicked off at 11am today.

Stobart Group chief executive Andrew Tinkler was there to watch over the construction work.

The companies aim is for passenger flights to go to Dublin and Southend.

Full report: Carlisle Airport proposals approved

Plans to develop Carlisle Airport have been approved at a special council meeting.

Councillors voted in favour of the £20 million proposals by the Stobart Group - they want to increase freight and improve the runway.

It also means passenger flights from the airport may have moved a step closer.

Katie Hunter has this report:

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'Big market for flights to Ireland and London Southend'

Plans to develop Carlisle Airport have been approved at a special council meeting.

Councillors voted in favour of the £20 million proposals by the Stobart Group for a freight distribution centre and revamped runway.

Campaigners who have been fighting the plans say they're disappointed but Julian Carr Chief Executive of Stobart Air told ITV News why it's good news for Cumbria:

Plans for Carlisle Airport expansion approved

The plans have been the subject of a lengthy legal battle Credit: ITV Border

Plans for the expansion of Carlisle Airport have been approved.

Councillors discussed the plans on Monday 18 August at a special meeting.

The Stobart Group has plans for a new freight distribution centre and a revamped runway.

Stobart's airport plans to be discussed

The Stobart Group's plans to overhaul Carlisle Airport will be discussed at a special council meeting today, Monday 18 August.

Councillors are being recommended to approve the £20 million proposals for a freight distribution centre and revamped runway.

The plans have been the subject of a lengthy legal battle lasting many years.

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