Thousands back plans for new Castleford Tigers stadium

Steve Gill and Coun Denise Jeffery

Steve Gill and Coun Denise Jeffery

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MORE than 6,000 people have signed a petition in support of a new stadium for Castleford Tigers.

Tigers’ chief executive Steve Gill handed the petition to Coun Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, ahead of a special planning meeting later this month.

Wakefield Council is to hold a meeting on February 19 to discuss the £135m Five Towns Park outline application by Lateral Property Group. The application includes a new 10,000 capacity seater stadium, a supermarket, petrol station, shops and a country park on land just off the M62 at junction 32 at Glasshoughton.

Mr Gill said: “The new stadium is essential to the success of the club in the long term. But I think the £135m worth of investment into the Five Towns is something we just can’t afford to turn down, regardless of the rugby stadium.”

Coun Jeffery said: “I am pleased to accept this petition and will pass it to the planning committee for them to consider as part of the standard planning process.”

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