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New Castleford Tigers stadium gets council backing

Artist's impression of new Castleford Tigers' stadium Image copyright Lateral Property Group
Image caption Plans for the new stadium have to be approved by the secretary of state before work starts
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 approved by Wakefield Council.

The venue, near Junction 32 of the M62 at Glasshoughton, will also include a 50-acre country park, shops and restaurants.

Developers Lateral Property Group have said the £135m scheme could create 2,000 jobs.

The plans still have to be approved by the secretary of state before building work can start.

Tigers chairman Jack Fulton previously said the new stadium would provide "the foundations of a bright new future for the club".

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