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New Castleford Tigers' stadium plan revealed

Artist's impression of new Castleford Tigers' stadium Image copyright Lateral Property Group
Image caption A new stadium for the Castleford Tigers could be ready for the 2017 season
Artist's impression of new Glasshoughton retail development Image copyright Lateral Property Group
Image caption The stadium development is part of a scheme to build a retail centre and country park

Plans for a new 10,000-capacity Castleford Tigers stadium have been unveiled as part of a £135m scheme that developers say could create 2,000 jobs.

Lateral Property Group has announced plans to develop land near Junction 32 of the M62, at Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire.

The plans also include a retail centre and 50-acre country park.

Tigers chairman Jack Fulton said it was an "exciting opportunity" to get a home "fit for the 21st Century".

Lateral Property Group (LPG) said it was in talks with Wakefield Council about the proposal and, subject to planning approval, construction work could begin in 2015 with the new stadium ready for the 2017 season.

LPG managing director Philip Lunn said: "We estimate that around 2,000 jobs will be created at the site, along with another 680 during construction.

"Overall, the development will see around £135 million being invested into the local community."

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Image caption Castleford Tigers currently play their games at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle stadium

He said details of a public consultation would be announced "shortly".

In 2010 Castleford Tigers secured land for a new stadium but in 2012 the supermarket firm which was set to buy its ground put the move on hold.

Mr Fulton said: "A new stadium will provide the foundations of a bright new future for the club and much needed facilities for the wider Castleford community."

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