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 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.
Councillors are at a special meeting in Carlisle to discuss Stobart's plans to develop the city's airport.
The Development Control Committee are to consider proposals for a new freight distribution centre and a revamped runway.
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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