Approval for stadium and shopping centre

15 March 2019

Approval for stadium and shopping centre

Planning permission has been granted for a shopping centre and new stadium for rugby league side Castleford Tigers.

Lateral Property Group, which is behind the development together with the Highgrove Group, was awarded planning consent by Wakefield Council's planning committee at a meeting yesterday (14 March 2019).

The Axiom scheme will comprises 75 retail, restaurant and leisure units, along with a 10,245-capacity community stadium for the Castleford Tigers, set within a 27.9-acre country park.

Retailers including M&S, Next and Primark have already been signed up as tenants for the retail scheme.

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

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

Outline planning permission for the scheme, at the time known as 'Five Towns Park' was granted in August 2015. The reserved matters application approved at the meeting covers the proposed retail facilities, stadium and country park.

Chapman Taylor is the architect for the development.

The approval was in line with the recommendation of a planning officer's report prepared for the meeting, as previously reported by Insider.