Carlisle Airport plans get county council support
24.1.2008 (UK Airport News and Cheapfligths.co.uk)
have won unanimous backing from Cumbria County councillors. However, Carlisle
City Council have the final say on the plans, which have yet to be approved.
Airport, to increase freight and passenger flights. Cumbria County Council said
the proposals would ‘significantly boost’ the area’s economy as well as helping
to attract jobs and investment.
air traffic control centre, hangars, office buildings, distribution warehouses
and airport parking facilities at the site of the existing Carlisle Airport.
Cumbria. Every effort is being made to support the application and to make sure
it stands up when the final planning decision is made. It will bring much-needed
investment and jobs into the region and also make it easier to use Carlisle as
a platform for growth.’ For too long Cumbrian residents and visitors have had
to travel unacceptable distances when using airports.”
the Cumbrian-based haulage firm, move to the site, as well as the development
of an air freight terminal.
missing out to other parts of the UK such as Devon and Cornwall which enjoyed
air links to many cities.