Castleford stadium plans given green light

The proposed plans for the Five Towns Park development at Glasshoughton, which includes a new stadium for Castleford Tigers, has been given final approval.

Wakefield Council approved the planning application in February, subject to review by central government.

The permission was issued by the council over the summer, and, with the judicial review period expiring on Monday, final planning permission has been confirmed.

The £135 million development proposal for land just off J32 M62 at Glasshoughton will bring a new community stadium for Castleford Tigers along with a retail park and country park.

It has been predicted that it will create 2000 jobs in the area.

“It’s not just a great day for Castleford Tigers, but a great day for the town of Castleford,” said Councillor Peter Box, leader of Wakefield Council.

“It’s going to help with the regeneration of the town, it’s also going to create new jobs and opportunities for local people, so all in all it’s a red letter day.”

Tigers head coach Daryl Powell is delighted that the plans have finally been given a proper go-ahead.

“It’s outstanding news to get the next step towards our new stadium,” he said.

“It’s going to be so big for Castleford Tigers and all our players are starting to get excited as well as they can see it’s going to be a reality. It’s fantastic news.”

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