Appeal court gives farmer consent to continue Carlisle airport legal fight
from an Irthington farmer.
says, it has a "real chance of success".
to Carlisle City Council.
challenge ultimately succeeds.
Eddie Stobart road-haulage business, to replace facilities at Kingstown, Carlisle.
consent on the grounds there had been no adequate environmental-impact assessment.
He also argued that the application should have been referred to a Secretary of
State for a possible public inquiry.
leave to have a judicial review of the Carlisle City Council decision, to allow
airport expansion. Campaigners are now seeking leave to take the case to the
court of appeal.
challenge to the scheme to the High Court. Thomas Gordon Brown, of Irthington,
objects to the granting of planning permission for a freight storage and distribution
facility at the Crosby-on-Eden airfield. The site’s owner, Stobart Air Ltd, secured
permission earlier this year, but opponents believe the Carlisle City Council
decision was "unlawful" and should be overturned.
in the High Court. Gordon Brown, who farms at Lane End opposite the Crosby-on-Eden
airfield, is seeking a judicial review of Carlisle City Council’s decision to
grant planning permission. A judge sitting in Newcastle threw out his original
review application in July. But Mr Brown has pursued the case, th is time at the
Royal Courts of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division. (News & Star)
planning consent has been officially released by Carlisle City Council. This means
the Stobart Group, the company behind the scheme, can now exercise its option
to buy the airfield and start the development work. Due diligence is currently
being carried out before the deal is signed.
document from Stobart promising to improve the runway and passenger terminal at
the site. That was required in order to avoid the project becoming a purely commercial
move to relocate the Eddie Stobart haulage company at the site, as some local
campaigners had suggested would happen.
and be in the centre of London in under one-and-a-half hours. Flights would operate
between Carlisle and Southend Airport, which Stobart also owns. A railway station
will be built soon at Southend, which will see trains running on a high-speed
link to the site of the Olympics and London’s Liverpool Street station.