CASTLEFORD TIGERS GIVEN PLANNING CONSENT

Castleford Tigers Rugby Club has received planning consent for a new 13,300-seater stadium in West Yorkshire.

The Tigers will move to their new home in Glasshoughton by the start of the 2013 season. The £50m plans will see their current site become a supermarket.

Chief executive Richard Wright told the club website: "Today is another significant milestone for Castleford Tigers. 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. It will also kick start regeneration in the Wheldon Road corridor and town centre."

The Tigers’ attentions now turn to obtaining the funding required to construct the new venue. It recently announced a deal with Opus Land (North) Ltd and financial partner Palmer Capital to redevelop its current site on Wheldon Road as a large format store, subject to planning permission.

"This is the final piece of the jigsaw in terms of delivering the new stadium," added Wright.

"We’re 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."

Posted on 07/04/2011