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Wakefield get planning permission

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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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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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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"

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

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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.

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

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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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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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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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Hope this helps :)

Within 4 months of the approval of the final reserved matters seems to be the key point here. Although the application is approved, the reserved matters could be submitted any time as long as the application is valid. Work can't start until the reserved matters are approved but must be within 4 months of that approval. The developer can sit on the reserved matters application as long as they want.

This doesn't mean that work must start within the next 4 months it means the reserved matters must be approved within the next 2 years 8 months and work can start anytime from reserved matters approval and 3 years.

That's my take on it, others with more knowledge may point out my understanding is wrong.

I hope it starts ASAP, by the way.

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Excellent news - well done Wakey, I look forward to going.

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Within 4 months of the approval of the final reserved matters seems to be the key point here. Although the application is approved, the reserved matters could be submitted any time as long as the application is valid. Work can't start until the reserved matters are approved but must be within 4 months of that approval. The developer can sit on the reserved matters application as long as they want.

This doesn't mean that work must start within the next 4 months it means the reserved matters must be approved within the next 2 years 8 months and work can start anytime from reserved matters approval and 3 years.

That's my take on it, others with more knowledge may point out my understanding is wrong.

I hope it starts ASAP, by the way.

it is planned to start work in 2014 and stadium be open in 2015

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