Stobart close to starting at Carlisle Airport

Logistics giant Stobart is expected to name the contractor that will deliver the expansion of Carlisle Airport with a view to starting on site in the next month. Chief executive Andrew Tinkler said the construction companies bidding for the work...

NWDA grants funding for Barrow link road

Michael Hunt

North West Development Agency has granted funding of £3m for new road infrastructure to support the development of key employment sites in Barrow-in-Furness. The phase 2 link road, located between the A590 North Road and A5087 Hindpool Road, is...

Travel study addresses access to jobs in Lakes

Transport consultant Steer Davies Gleave has recommended a new interchange at Keswick and sustainable travel pilots in Bowness and Windermere in a report for the Lake District National Park Partnership. The study, to be considered at a meeting of...

New £40m West Cumbria bypass completed

A dual carriageway aimed at cutting congestion in villages in West Cumbria was officially opened today by the Highways Agency. The investment will deliver a new three mile dual carriageway between Parton and Lillyhall, providing a significant improvement on...

Albion Square given green light for Cumbria town

Michael Hunt

Copeland Council has approved the compulsory purchase of land in Whitehaven town centre to enable the construction of a new £15m office complex. The council's executive committee approved the use of a compulsory purchase order to acquire semi derelict...

West Cumbrian bypass opening fully in February

Michael Hunt

The new stretch of A595 between Parton and Lillyhall, connecting West Cumbria and the towns of Whitehaven and Workington with the M6 motorway at Penrith via the A66, is now expected to be fully open next month. The work...

Stobart to complete Carlisle Airport takeover

Michael Hunt

The Stobart Group expects the planning permission process regarding its option to acquire Carlisle Airport will be resolved in the coming weeks, subject to finalisation of a planning related legal agreement, it has announced today. In a statement made...

Chamber backs Stobart’s plans for Carlisle Airport

Cumbria Chamber of Commerce has written to Carlisle City Council supporting Stobart Air's redevelopment proposals for the city's airport. Stobart plans a freight warehouse and new headquarters for the Stobart Group, based in Carlisle, as part of a £20m...