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#1 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:11 AM

Looks like they might be on the move.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Finally, it’s taken a lot longer than I expected. Nearly two years to the day that the project was called in. Detailed planning required now but apparently all the plans are drawn up and it’s only minor tweaking that is required.

Hopefully the time scales will be clarified in the next few months. The developers are confident that the stadium will be ready for the 2015 season, but it seems some of the enabling development is required to be constructed and rented out first to fund the build, although it has been suggested that all that is needed is a lease agreement for the required percentage.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

Great news for Wakey.. hope there are no more major obstacles for them to overcome.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:14 PM

I'm pleased for Wakefield - they might be moving up the pekking order.Hope they don't get carried away and start paying silly/wasted money again.

Lets hope the position at Salford can also be resolved.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

Great news,hope they kick on.If their new stadium is finished before Headingley is redeveloped,which it WILL be,they will join they list of clubs slagging Headingley down."Headingley is a dump ner ner ner"
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

How final is this? Is it nailed on, or are there still opportunities for the project to be stalled?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

The 106 agreement is a legally binding document that cements in stone the timescales upon which the developer MUST deliver a stadium of minimum 12,000 capacity and capable of hosting a Super League fixture. That deadline is in line with Wakefield Trinity moving into the new stadium ready for the 1st fixture of the 2015 season. The wording and legal phraseology of the 106 agreement has been very carefully chosen so as to leave no room for ambiguity and no grey areas which can create scope for manouvering by the developer.

That said it is widely understood that the developer has already reached agreements with potential tenants for the enabling distribution facilities that generate the funding for the stadium and sports element of the build.

While 2015 is the deadline there is no reason to stop the developer from building and handing ver the stadium before that even though it's unlikely they will do so.

Edited by OMEGA, 06 December 2012 - 02:53 PM.


#8 Northern Sol

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:56 PM

How do they have the money for this?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

Thaks for the info. It's just that we've all seen RL stadium projects stall or even fail, long after confident announcements have been made.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

The 106 agreement is a legally binding document that cements in stone the timescales upon which the developer MUST deliver a stadium of minimum 12,000 capacity and capable of hosting a Super League fixture. That deadline is in line with Wakefield Trinity moving into the new stadium ready for the 1st fixture of the 2015 season. The wording and legal phraseology of the 106 agreement has been very carefully chosen so as to leave no room for ambiguity and no grey areas which can create scope for manouvering by the developer.

That said it is widely understood that the developer has already reached agreements with potential tenants for the enabling distribution facilities that generate the funding for the stadium and sports element of the build.

While 2015 is the deadline there is no reason to stop the developer from building and handing ver the stadium before that even though it's unlikely they will do so.


That's great news. This will leave Castleford as the odd man out in the Calder stadium sweepstakes as Featherstone are already moving on their upgrade of Post Office Road.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:05 PM

Now that's what I call a Christmas present - well done!!

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Now that's what I call a Christmas present - well done!!

Well said!!:-) Very happy today can't wait until they start building :-)
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

Great news. Well done!
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#14 Northern Sol

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:05 PM

That's great news. This will leave Castleford as the odd man out in the Calder stadium sweepstakes as Featherstone are already moving on their upgrade of Post Office Road.


I wish people would stop calling them the Calder clubs. Calderdale is nowhere near Wakefield district. Mo wanted to call the merged club Caldaire (after the two rivers Calder & Aire) but that was the name of a radiator company.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:35 PM

Dead chuffed for Wakefield. Good news for all RL fans. Perhaps we can now sideline some of the doom and gloom threads and concentrate on the positive?

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

The 106 agreement is a legally binding document that cements in stone the timescales upon which the developer MUST deliver a stadium of minimum 12,000 capacity and capable of hosting a Super League fixture. That deadline is in line with Wakefield Trinity moving into the new stadium ready for the 1st fixture of the 2015 season. The wording and legal phraseology of the 106 agreement has been very carefully chosen so as to leave no room for ambiguity and no grey areas which can create scope for manouvering by the developer.

That said it is widely understood that the developer has already reached agreements with potential tenants for the enabling distribution facilities that generate the funding for the stadium and sports element of the build.

While 2015 is the deadline there is no reason to stop the developer from building and handing ver the stadium before that even though it's unlikely they will do so.

What does the 106 actually say.

A 106 only usually kicks in when development starts not when permission is granted, usually isn't planning permission valid for 3 years, which means development could start in December 2015, then the 106 would kick in. It could easily be challenged with the planning ombudsman as unfair if having started in December 2015 they were expected to deliver in 3 weeks.

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#17 shrek

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

Great news, must be a weight off for Wakey fans, enjoy the last 26 matches at the old place!

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:27 AM

What does the 106 actually say.

A 106 only usually kicks in when development starts not when permission is granted, usually isn't planning permission valid for 3 years, which means development could start in December 2015, then the 106 would kick in. It could easily be challenged with the planning ombudsman as unfair if having started in December 2015 they were expected to deliver in 3 weeks.

49. Within 4 calendar months of the date of the approval of the final reserved matter relating to the proposed stadium, MUGA and related infrastructure the developer shall produce to the LPA for their approval:

(i) a full tender construction pack including a form of construction contract and contract completion period for the proposed stadium, MUGA and related infrastructure within the area shown on drawing 2009-039/834B – Stadium Site Plan; and
(ii) a draft of the proposed lease of the stadium and related facilities (as shown on drawing 2009 – 039/834B – Stadium Site Plan) to the Wakefield and District Community Trust.

50. No part of the A3, hotel and no more than 4,716m2 of the B1b and B1c units shall be occupied prior to the letting of a construction contract for the proposed stadium, MUGA and related infrastructure within the area shown on drawing 2009 – 039/834B – Stadium Site Plan.


51. No more than 60,000m2 of the B8 development shall be occupied unless and until the stadium is completed to its design capacity of 12,000 so as to be capable of staging a Rugby Super League match attended by the public and the stadium and its ancillary elements have received all necessary safety and other certificates to allow it to be used for that purpose.

Hope this helps :)
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Posted 07 December 2012 - 06:20 AM

As a rugby league fan 1st and a saints fan 2nd ths is great news, good to see Wakefield with some momentum. Making the playoffs last season, increasing crowds and now the go-ahead for a new stadium. As there is a lot of competition for fans and potential players in that area do wakey fans think they should/could target south Yorkshire for development of fans and junior players?

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 08:09 AM

As a rugby league fan 1st and a saints fan 2nd ths is great news, good to see Wakefield with some momentum. Making the playoffs last season, increasing crowds and now the go-ahead for a new stadium. As there is a lot of competition for fans and potential players in that area do wakey fans think they should/could target south Yorkshire for development of fans and junior players?

You don't see many Wakey shirts around Doncaster these days, plenty of Rhinos & Hull FC supporters thou.
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