Carlisle Airport

Appeal against Stobart airport plans postponed

Michael Hunt

Carlisle farmer Gordon Brown's appeal for a judicial review into the city council's decision to grant planning permission for the redevelopment of the local airport has been postponed at the High Court in London.

Brown owns Lane End Farm opposite the Crosby-on-Eden airfield and has already had one appeal thrown out by a judge sitting in Newcastle in July.

Stobart plans a new head office and distribution centre plus alongside a new terminal.

Plans for the £25m scheme were approved in December. Brown says the plans should have been referred to the Government Office for the North West as a departure from planning policy.

Mr Justice Owen opted to postpone the farmer's judicial review application until a later date.

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