Cumbria airport plans in jeopardy
Last updated at 11:10, Friday, 21 March 2014
PLANS for the expansion of an airport in Cumbria were thrown into disarray today as one of the country’s top judges allowed a local farmer’s challenge to them.
Mr Justice Collins, one of the country’s most experienced planning judges, allowed the challenge by Gordon Brown, from Irthington, and quashed the latest planning permission for a new freight storage and distribution facility at the airport.
The judge said that the Mr Brown’s claim succeeded, though only on one ground, put forward by him. That was failure by the planners to properly consider the viability of the expansion plans.
In backing Mr Brown, the judge said that the decision allowing planning consent could only be justified if the planning committee was properly entitled to conclude that there was a reasonable prospect of achieving commercial use of the airport.
First published at 11:09, Friday, 21 March 2014
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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