In Super League we have plenty of amazing stadiums like the home of Leeds Rhinos Headingley Stadium, which has now been renamed the AMT Headingley Stadium, as well as Wigan Warriors’ DW Stadium, Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones and St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium.
The Super League has plenty of diversity among stadiums and all have a unique character.
Castleford Tigers’ Jungle is no difference but the club are still working to redevelop the ground but continue to face a problem.
This comes from the Environmental Agency who continue to object the Stadium redevelopment due to flooding cocnerns.
They sent the following letter:
“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 CASTLEFORD RUGBY LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUB, WHELDON ROAD, CASTLEFORD, WF10 2SD
“The Environment Agency has been consulted and previously provided three formal responses to this application on 13 January 2023, 18 April 2023 and 25 May 2023.
“We have reviewed the supplementary submission dated 13 September 2023 (Reference: SJE/H/JSS/47187-006), which includes notes from a meeting held on 3 July 2023 between the Environment Agency and representatives of the applicant.
“In the absence of an acceptable flood risk assessment (FRA) we are maintaining our objection to this application and recommend that planning permission is refused.
“Reason(s): The submitted FRA does not comply with the requirements for site-specific flood risk assessments, as set out in paragraphs 20 to 21 of the Flood Risk and Coastal Change planning practice guidance and its site-specific flood risk assessment checklist. The FRA does not therefore adequately assess the flood risks posed by the development. In particular, the FRA fails to:
Provide details of suitable flood risk mitigation measures.
“Demonstrate that the development does not increase flood risk to others.
“To overcome our objection, the applicant should submit a revised FRA which addresses the points highlighted above, while also considering the agreed actions from the meeting held on 3 July 2023 that was attended by the Environment Agency and representatives of the applicant.
“We note that the proposed development will result in an increase in footprint in Flood Zone 3 of 980m2. We note that the proposal still includes compensatory storage in Flood Zone 3.”