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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:



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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