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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.

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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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Airport expansion plans back in High Court

A farmer opposed to expansion plans for Carlisle Lake District Airport has renewed his legal battle with the council.

More than three years ago Thomas Brown won a ruling from London's Court of Appeal quashing the Council's grant of planning permission for a new freight storage and distribution facility at the airport.

He was back at the High Court today launching new proceedings against the latest planning permission.

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