Cas get stadium green light

Castleford’s Super League licence application has been boosted by the news that they have received detailed planning consent for their new home at Glasshoughton.

In a meeting at the Town Hall, the Wakefield Council Planning Committee confirmed the detailed planning application submitted by the club in December for a 13,300 capacity stadium has successfully been approved.

Richard Wright, Chief Executive, Castleford Tigers said: “Today is another significant milestone for Castleford Tigers.

“Having addressed all the relevant issues in our outline planning application, we always had confidence in the strength of our detailed planning application.

“On behalf of the club, I’d like to thank David Ramsden, Alan Powell and all at architects Ramsdens & Partners for delivering a wonderful design and application.

“This consent is not just good for the club. The delivery of the new Stadium will act as a catalyst for further development of the Glasshoughton site and will also kick start regeneration in the Wheldon Road corridor and Town Centre.

“I’d also like to put on record our thanks to the Wakefield Council planning department for their professional assistance with Ramsdens through the process.

The club’s attentions now turn to realising the funding required to construct the new Stadium.

The Tigers recently announced that is has secured an agreement with Opus Land (North) Ltd and its financial partner Palmer Capital to redevelop its current site on Wheldon Road as a large format store, subject to planning permission.

Wright continued: “As part of this agreement, Opus Land (North) Ltd and Palmer Capital will fully fund the new Stadium construction immediately once planning permission has been granted for the current site.

“This is the final piece of the ‘jigsaw’ in terms of delivering the new Stadium.

“We are now firmly focused on achieving planning permission for the PROBIZ Coliseum as quickly as possible and we ask Wakefield Council and the town of Castleford to continue their fantastic support of the new Stadium project.

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