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Green light for Castleford Tigers stadium

Planning permission has been granted for the new Castleford Tigers Community Stadium in Wakefield.

Lateral Property Group was awarded planning consent by Wakefield Council’s planning committee.

Next to Junction 32 of the M62, the 106 acre next generation Axiom retail and leisure destination in the north of England, will comprise of around 75 retail, restaurant and leisure units, alongside a new 10,000 capacity community stadium for Castleford Tigers rugby league club.

Once operational, the Axiom development will create in excess of 2,000 jobs, plus around 1,100 construction jobs per annum during the 2.5 year build period.

Three of the four stands of the stadium would be standing-only with facilities including corporate boxes, club shop, ticket office and bar.

A total of 2,746 parking spaces would be provided for customers of the retail units, with a further 237 spaces for the stadium.

Lateral Property Group and development partners Highgrove launched the updated

plans for the community stadium and retail development, which were originally granted planning permission in 2015.