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South Lakes campus boost

University bosses have given the go ahead for plans to redevelop a moth-balled south lakes campus.

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Campus celebrations for Ambleside

University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus Credit: ITV Border

University bosses have given the go ahead for plans to redevelop a moth-balled south lakes campus.

700 students will return to the University of Cumbria's Ambleside site which was mostly closed in 2010 due to financial difficulties.

Final plans for the re-development of the site will be ready in May.

University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus Credit: ITV Border

News of the reopening has been welcomed by Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron.

He said: "This is fabulous for the whole area. Seven hundred students will bringin a lot to the local economy and create more than 100 new jobs, many ofthem well paid."

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