It was announced yesterday that Castleford Tigers had applied for a stadium redevelopment that would see over £12 million spent in working on their home at Wheldon Road and further details have been released today.
If planning is approved, the circa £200 million Axiom Yorkshire proposals will provide £12.2 million of funding towards major upgrades at Wheldon Road and £15 million of highways improvements to the Junction 32 roundabout, and new employment, logistics and manufacturing floorspace, creating jobs for local people.
Once fully developed, the Axiom site will deliver around 1,830 permanent full-time jobs in Castleford, with a further 365 jobs created within the Wakefield Council area. Approximately 1,500 construction jobs will be created per year during the works at both Wheldon Road and the Axiom employment site. It is anticipated that the Axiom proposals will generate around £142 million of local economic activity, once fully operational.
ℹ️ Find out more information about both the Axiom and Tigers' submitted plans, and if you wish you can show your support for both online on the Wakefield council website
Axiom ➡️ https://t.co/luziTd9Ei2
— Castleford Tigers (@CTRLFC) December 21, 2022
They have now added further detail as fans can actually view the proposed changes and developments.
Per Wakefield Council where they have shared and made available the application summary Castleford have made the following application.
“Full planning application for the redevelopment of existing stadium comprising demolition of existing main (east) stand and replacement with new all-seater stand with associated corporate hospitality and entertainment facilities along with new gym, club management facilities and offices, refurbished high ball skills and wrestling facility, provision of fan zone, installation of 4G training pitch with floodlighting, resurfacing of car park and circulation areas, selected refurbishment of Railway End (south stand) and refurbishment of Princess Street (west) and Wheldon Road (north) stands including replacement cladding and associated infrastructure, drainage, landscaping and engineering works. | Castleford Rugby League Football Club Wheldon Road Castleford WF10 2SD”
The summary form is linked in the above tweet but it also has 53 documents attached which detail all the ins and outs of the redevelopment so fans have plenty to dig into should they want to learn about their team’s latest stadium developments.
Further details on the summary confirm that the application was received by the council on the 2nd December before being validated two weeks later on the 16th.
It will expire on Thursday 19th January 2023 with a determination deadline listed for Friday 17th March 2023 as well.
This should mean that we will see developments in the upcoming four weeks, or failing that 17th March in 12 weeks.