Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Stobart battles for Carlisle logistics facility

Stobart is urging local businesses to write to Carlisle Council to support its plans for a 394,000 sq ft freight distribution centre and resurfaced runway at Carlisle Airport.

The council was going to turn down the proposal following a report by its aviation consultants that said the scheme would not provide the stated benefits. Stobart disagrees.

Stobart now has until 18th August to go through the report and discuss it with the council.

The local paper reported that Carlisle council received 62 objections and 67 representations of support for Stobart’s plans.