New Ground for Cas or NOT !

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New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by CasRus » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:59 pm

Guys, I heard from 2 sources (what I think as reliable sources) yesterday that the ground WILL NOT be going ahead and all presently on site have been asked to leave soonest with site security to follow leaving next week !

Now I'm not entirely sure if this is indeed the case as information is only as good as where it emanates from but it seems very worrying.

Might have to be looking at having to redevelop existing site with fit for purpose facilities conforming to SL requirements.

Has anyone else heard these rumblings just now ?

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by old cas lass » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:09 pm

What’s the so called reason it’s not supposedly not going ahead.
There’s been millions of pounds put into getting it to where it is now.
Why pull the plug and waste all that money.

Seems like you could have been told some fake news here.
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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by yorky » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:11 pm

funny you should say that as i passed the site last saturday & it looked like a wilderness with no progress from the last time i passed over a month ago?

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by duke street 10 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:37 pm

Time to start playing the Euro Millions again then :shock:

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by braytontiger » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:39 pm

Plenty of work has been done with drainage and with a access road dug out off spital hardwick lane.i don't profess to know anymore than anyone else on this but to have it pulled at this stage something drastic would have had to go wrong.

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by alftupper » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:11 pm

We need an intervention here from the Huddstigers to provide some reassurance, maybe along the lines of ‘we will be in the new stadium for the start of the 2014 season’

er, oh hang on...

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by Bramley Tiger » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:15 pm

NOT!

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by Tiger53 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:49 pm

Haven't got a clue whether this is true or not though the timing makes me think that there could be a bit of mischief making going on given the Wakefield news week.

I never thought I would be saying this, however, if both bits of info are correct then I really think that the time has come for all parties to come together, find a site outside of Wakefield or Castleford (e.g. Normanton, but not exclusively) and concentrate there efforts on getting a stadium built to be shared by the two clubs.

If this information is correct it is the only way forward.

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by HuddsTigers » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:52 pm

It’s coming up to the winter months. I wouldn’t be surprised if staff do leave the site until the Spring. Weather conditions aren’t favourable and they are doing some groundworks and coal extraction first, which requires decent conditions.

Lateral have also got a pending planning application for the car garage to replace the petrol station, which is still to be determined. I’ll have a dig around on the planning portal but I know that Lateral only responded to some points only last few weeks.

It won’t be scrapped - they have spent millions on it.
In the spirit of the final Blackadder episode - Goooodbyeee!

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Post by HuddsTigers » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:18 pm

OK, I’ve done a little bit of digging and Leeds City Region Revolving Investment Fund have registered several charges against Lateral’s various Glasshoughton/Castleford/Five Towns Park companies on Companies House.

I’m not sure how much or little it means but it means that Lateral have taken out a short term loan (to be repaid within 5 years) of upto £1m, where other investment isn’t available, to help with infrastructure and construction projects. Could be funding to get the site works underway?
In the spirit of the final Blackadder episode - Goooodbyeee!

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by gateman » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:42 pm

we all have to wait till the powers that be want to enlighten us, I have heard, some one told me,, does not wash with me, when the club makes an official statement that is what I will believe, till then sit back and hope, its the thing that CAS fans have got used to

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by Nu Shooze » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:53 pm

HuddsTigers wrote:It’s coming up to the winter months. I wouldn’t be surprised if staff do leave the site until the Spring. Weather conditions aren’t favourable and they are doing some groundworks and coal extraction first, which requires decent conditions.

Lateral have also got a pending planning application for the car garage to replace the petrol station, which is still to be determined. I’ll have a dig around on the planning portal but I know that Lateral only responded to some points only last few weeks.

It won’t be scrapped - they have spent millions on it.
I always had full confidence in this scheme going ahead but, as I've said recently, there was consideration given to selling the site as it is. Given what it was bought for and what it could now be worth, with planning approval to build on it, the money spent thus far would be more than recouped.

How far that process went I don't know but, whilst still hopeful, I'm no longer as confident as I once was.

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by Tyke123 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:11 pm

Tiger53 wrote:Haven't got a clue whether this is true or not though the timing makes me think that there could be a bit of mischief making going on given the Wakefield news week.
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My thoughts exactly,funny how this news coincides with the bad news at Wakefield.

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by duke street 10 » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:30 am

I drove down Spittal Hardwick lane early this evening and vehicles,equipment etc close to Barkers fencing has definitely been moved (or cleared).

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Re: New Ground for Cas or NOT !

Post by TheSheriff » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:58 am

It's 100% happening, all 3 big name companies that are opening shops there have already started informing staff in the surrounding Cities that stores will be opening in Castleford at the site within the next couple of years (in regards to things like transferring to a closer store etc).

Too many massive companies have spent too much money for this not to happen now, don't let the bitter Wakey idiots make you doubt that.

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