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Old August 14th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #21
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Well maybe you should ask the RFL because its they who are insisting on everybody having new stadia. I am sure Cas supporters and the club would like to stay where they are but its just not an option.

Also the argument about stadia close together applies to many other towns/cities - do we need 2 stadiums in Hull, Widnes/Warrington/St helens or Leeds/Hunslet etc.
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Old October 7th, 2010, 07:15 PM   #22
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Some more Cas Tigers Stadium news:

http://www.pontefractandcastlefordex...plan_1_1855933


http://www.castigers.com/article.php?id=1065
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Old December 18th, 2010, 07:31 PM   #23
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Latest Tigers Stadium news:-

http://www.pontefractandcastlefordex...ream_1_2859728

So Castleford still promising the stadium - but now is the time for action not words. They need to start building April 2011 at the very latest - so we will soon know if the scheme is viable or not.
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Old January 14th, 2012, 04:01 PM   #24
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None of the big schemes have started in the last year but this is the latest AFAIK for anyone interested.

1. The bus/rail interchange was not included in the budget so is cancelled - probably permamently - but certainly for a long time.

2. The Forum - which is the refurb of the Library/museum is going ahead with a much reduced budget. The Library is closed and works are about to begin. The budget is £1.4m but it is not clear exactly what they are doing. All we really know is the existng frontage is being retained and the museum space is being doubled - so it may just be an internal refurb with no extra space.

3. Cas Tigers ground seems completely stalled. They are now banking on selling the ground to a supermarket - but no one seems anxious to buy. I am now of the opinion that it will never happen. Probably hear something in the next 3/4 months as after that time it will be too late anyway.

4. Tesco have stated that they are looking for a site in the town and have objected to a planning app renewal for a town center supermarket/retail/apartments which has been around for years - it will be a good indication of which way the council is thinking when they make a decision ie give Tesco a green light or stick with the existing scheme.

5. There have been some more houses built at the Glasshoughton site but nothing else - still loads of room up there if the economy ever recovers.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 10:28 AM   #25
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Some progress pics on the Library. They have demolished the old 2 storey block behind the listed front building and are replacing it with a 3 storey block on the same footprint.

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Old October 18th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #26
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The Navigation Point scheme has received some HCA money and phase 1(279 total homes) has started on site. Whole scheme is 1300 homes.

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Looking at the site its very similar to Yarn Street in Leeds although bigger and the housing looks more traditional.
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Old August 4th, 2013, 10:53 AM   #27
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New proposals for Castleford Bus station. Actually dont look too bad.





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Old August 4th, 2013, 12:17 PM   #28
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Well, it looks better than what's there now!
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Old August 5th, 2013, 10:19 PM   #29
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Cant disagree with that - but it is 40 years old so what do the council expect.
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Old October 22nd, 2013, 08:21 PM   #30
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Castleford's XScape will be celebrating it's 10th birthday this weekend: http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.u...plex-1-6170429

Didn't seem that long since XScape first opened a decade back. Certainly it is a big draw for Castleford.
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Old October 25th, 2013, 04:47 PM   #31
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New Haribo factory started at Whitwood.

https://bdaily.co.uk/industrials/10-...shire-factory/
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Old March 21st, 2014, 12:13 AM   #32
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Really cracking on with the Haribo factory now.

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Old March 21st, 2014, 12:17 AM   #33
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 08:30 PM   #34
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Thanks, good photos. This is clearly a great investment in production our part of the world.
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Old March 26th, 2014, 08:22 AM   #35
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Between the Haribo factory and the possible new stadium and retail park looks like exciting times ahead

http://lateralproperty.co.uk/
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Old March 28th, 2014, 11:59 PM   #36
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Says in the P & C exhibitions planned as follows:

Friday April 4 Glasshoughton Community Centre 3pm - 7.30pm
Saturday April 5 Five Towns Centre 10am - 3pm
Monday April 7 St Giles Church, Pontefract 12.30pm - 5pm

People will be able to view full details of the proposals.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 08:00 PM   #37
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Between the Haribo factory and the possible new stadium and retail park looks like exciting times ahead
Hoardings going up at the Bus Station too.







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Old March 31st, 2014, 09:55 PM   #38
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New proposals for Castleford Bus station. Actually dont look too bad.
What happened to the previous proposal to build a new bus station next door to Castleford railway station? Has that been ditched in favour of a redevelopment of the existing bus station.

Surely a combined rail / bus interchange would have made a lot more sense imo. Are there any proposals to refurbish Castleford railway station such as introducing a ticket office, new waiting rooms and the reopening of the currently disused platform to the south of the railway lines as well as potentially adding extra services from Castleford to Leeds, Wakefield, Knottingley and points further afield.
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Will this level of development so close to the motorway create congestion (on top of Xscape and J32 shopping village) akin to that of Ikea or Elland Road on match days, which spills onto the motorway too?
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