Castleford Tigers Community Stadium plans revealed

Lateral Property Group and development partners, Highgrove, have launched updated plans for the new Castleford Tigers Community Stadium as part of the wider Axiom retail development at public consultation events this week.

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

The plans for the community stadium and retail development were originally granted planning permission in 2015 and further detailed planning amendments to the retail element have been made since then. Public exhibitions planned for Thursday 21st June and Friday 22nd June will provide local people with an opportunity to view the detailed design proposals on the overall Axiom development including the new retail and leisure facilities, country park and the Castleford Tigers Community Stadium. Further detailed planning submissions to Wakefield Council will follow the public consultations.

Steve Renshaw, Planning Director of Lateral Property Group said: “As we work towards a start on site, we have asked experienced stadium architect, WMA (Ward McHugh Associates), to develop the detailed designs for the Community Stadium. In addition, the design for the retail development has improved significantly since we originally secured planning approval.

“We are keen to engage with the local community to discuss the details of the stadium design and to showcase the latest evolution of the retail and leisure development at Axiom. We really hope that local people can attend either of the two exhibitions and comment on the latest proposals.”

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