Newmarket Community Stadium

Since 2010, supporters of Wakefield Trinity have asked for a stadium to be built at Newmarket.

As we all know, despite the then Secretary of State for Community and Local Government, Eric Pickles, allowing development on the site on the condition the developers would build a new stadium, we are still no closer to seeing a new stadium being built that fans can be proud of. 

Due to the developers knowingly running down the time of the development agreement, they have been able to re-submit a proposal to Wakefield Council for the Newmarket site, without plans to build a community stadium.

Fans are rightly annoyed that after so many years the stadium is not built, and I stand with them in being outraged by the developer's attempt to wriggle out of their promise. I have written to the Wakefield Council Planning Department in both a personal capacity, and in my role as the Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood, to formally object to the planning development in this area unless it includes a community stadium. 

Below is the letter I sent to Wakefield Council: 

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