ANTI NUCLEAR GROUP URGE CALL IN OF CARLISLE AIRPORT EXPANSION

Please write to Development Control NOW asking them to call in the Carlisle Airport Expansion decision.

Development Control Carlisle City Council :  dc@carlisle.gov.uk

(Cumbria CC Development Control Chair: Alan.Clark@cumbria.gov.uk

Vice Chair: Lawrence.Fisher@cumbria.gov.uk)

 

ANTI NUCLEAR GROUP URGE CALL IN OF CARLISLE AIRPORT EXPANSION

Radiation Free Lakeland have today urged Carlisle City Council’s
Development Control Committee to call in their decision to overturn a High
Court ruling to squash plans for the expansion of Carlisle Airport.

The letter sent to Carlisle City Council and to Cumbria County Council says:

Dear Development Control and Regulation Committee.

Radiation Free Lakeland urge you to call in the decision to grant Carlisle
Airport a huge expansion for freight and passengers.

There has been a huge and it has to be said unaccountable push to smooth
the way forward for this commercially unviable expansion which aims to see
650 passenger and 1,560 cargo flights each year by 2025 and an average of
276 heavy-lorry movements each day.

This decision has huge implications not just for the whole of Cumbria but
for our neighbours

We urge Development Control to call in the decision to give Carlisle
Airport an expansion and to refer the decision back to Cabinet and to the
full Council for the following reasons:

1. Carlisle Airport appears to be registered to carry radioactive freight
over a populated area and in the near vicinity of Sellafield.

2. This development would ensure a huge increase in air traffic in the
near vicinity of Sellafield. The potential for terrorist attack or human
error is hugely increased

3. The county should not have been held to ransom by Stobarts threat to
move out of Cumbria should the airport not be given an extension. What
exactly are Stobarts links to the nuclear industry?

Please call in this decision as a matter of urgency.

yours sincerely

Marianne Birkby
Radiation Free Lakeland

3 thoughts on “ANTI NUCLEAR GROUP URGE CALL IN OF CARLISLE AIRPORT EXPANSION

  1. Farmer Gordon Brown has been bravely fighting the expansion. Radiation Free Lakeland wrote opposing the plan some years ago but have since not done anything to stop the airport plan having been stretched thin with the nuke dump and Moorside. The airport plan is I am sure part of the same nasty agenda to facilitate nuclear under the guise of something else. There have already been movements of radioactive freight from Carlisle airport ….the whole saga stinks of nuclear nepotism. http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/gordon-brown-i-ve-never-been-against-carlisle-airport-this-is-about-justice-1.1126417

  2. Pingback: Carlisle’s Radioactive Airfreight – What are Councillors told? | Radiation Free Lakeland

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