Dobbies Garden Centre gets Carlisle go ahead

Dobbies Garden Centre's latest plans for an £8 million garden centre creating 120 jobs near Carlisle have been given the go ahead.

Council planners approved the scheme after Dobbies revised plans for the downsized 5,000sqm building.

Planning officers recommended the centre for approval, saying the principle of the development had already been approved with the previous application.

The plans will still have to be approved by the Government Office North West, which raised no objections to the previous proposal, which councillors approved in principle last November.

Dobbies said locals are broadly in favour of the proposal.


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