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‘Incredible’ new aviation centre will bring jobs and opportunities to Nottinghamshire town

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A plan for an ‘incredible’ new aviation and space centre in Nottinghamshire has been approved.

The Internal Air and Space Training Institute (IASTI) facility, supported by the RAF, will replace the demolished Newark Livestock Market in Great North Road after the project was given planning approval on February 15.

The new centre will be occupied by 350 students and create 38 staff jobs, with a plane parked in the workshop and hanger space where students will work.

Deputy leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, Councillor Keith Girling, welcomed the project which he said would bring opportunities and investment to the area.

“It is great for the area and we are talking to the big players [in the aviation industry] who want to work with us on this, it will bring a lot of money into the area,” he said.

“I’m absolutely supportive of it, it will bring local people an opportunity to get into an industry.

“You usually see big businesses move near to training facilities like this one, and we are anticipating associated business will come and set up nearby.”

Mr Girling added a wide range of training will take place at the site, providing high quality employment to local people.

“It’s not just pilots but everything to do with the industry, the engineering and logistics side of it as well as cabin crews.

“It is up and running at the minute out of Newark College, but it will be really incredible.”

The new International Air & Space Training Institute (IASTI) will be run in conjunction with Lincoln College Group.

It is predicted that over 15 years the centre will provide 300 Level 2 qualifications, 1,600 Level 3 qualifications, 204 apprenticeships across IASTI and local industry and 888 degrees.

In early 2020 the project to deliver the International Air and Space Training Institute (IASTI) was initiated.

Led by Lincoln College Group (LCG) and supported by the RAF, defence and civilian industry, this project will build on their success in delivering an Air and Defence College across three colleges in the East Midlands.

Developers have said that the appearance and layout of the building has been planned to mirror the “architectural style of aircraft hangers”.

A statement in a planning document read: “The proposed IASTI building will be a landmark building for the town and provide a keystone to progress the Newark Gateway Masterplan and the redevelopment of the area to the north of the town creating a new and exciting development for Newark.

“It will provide a catalyst for positive change in the area and provide new higher education opportunities to develop the skills of young people in the area.

“The scheme responds to the contemporary nature of the neighbouring Castle House and is appropriately scaled to the context of the site.”

Lincoln College Group were contacted for comment.

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