Carlisle City Council's development control committee has approved Stobart’s planning application for the development of Carlisle Lake District Airport which includes construction of a 374,000 sq ft distribution centre as well as the raising and re-profiling of the main runway.
Andrew Tinkler, Stobart Group chief executive, said: "The decision is extremely positive for the people of Cumbria as it will drive the economy, boost tourism and safeguard over 800 direct and indirect jobs.
“The freight distribution centre will allow Eddie Stobart to attract new clients while providing the rental income required to develop Carlisle Airport and commence passenger operations. Additional Group revenue streams will be realised as we link Carlisle and Southend airports to give passengers seamless connections to Europe."
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