Exciting plans for the redevelopment of Headingley Stadium complex are set to be revealed at a series of public exhibition to be held in February.
The success of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Leeds Rhinos and Yorkshire Carnegie makes Headingley Stadium one of the biggest visitor attractions in Leeds and important to the economy of the city. The plans are aimed to retain the stadium’s position internationally in readiness for the economic and social benefits that hosting the 2019 Cricket World Cup and future test match cricket will bring to Leeds and Yorkshire.
To facilitate the stadium improvement plans, funding will be provided from a combination of public and private funding including Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos. Leeds Rhinos will provide the majority of the remaining investment through the proposed sale of two sites for housing development located off Weetwood Avenue, Weetwood and off Old Thorpe Lane, Bradford Road, Tingley. The net receipts from the sale of these sites will be 100 percent invested into the improvements at Headingley.
New North South Stand at Headingley Cricket Ground (above) and redeveloped North South Stand on the rugby side of the complex (below).
How the rugby South Stand will look after the redevelopment.
The proposals will create an increased capacity Cricket Stadium that will offer the highest standards of playing, practice and training facilities, good quality seating and corporate facilities, state of the art technology and media facilities and attractive spaces around the stadium to improve integration with the surrounding Headingley neighbourhood.
For the Rugby Stadium, the proposals will provide a replacement North and South Stand with enhanced facilities for players, fans and visitors. The new South Stand will also replace some of the Rugby capacity lost by the development of the joint Stand between rugby and cricket and for the first time will include an element of seating within the stand however the standing capacity will still exceed the current level of members in the South Stand.
As part of the proposals, the two clubs are embarking on a consultation process which will shape and inform the final planning application. The public are invited to attend a series of exhibitions to view plans for Headingley Stadium, Weetwood and Tingley and will have the opportunity to discuss the plans with members of the design team and provide feedback.
The Exhibitions are taking place as follows:
Monday 8th February, 2016 from 4pm – 7pm
Weetwood Hall – The Bramley Room, Weetwood Hall, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS
Tuesday 9th February, 2016 from 4pm – 7pm
Woodkirk Valley Country Club, Leeds Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, WF12 7JL
Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February, 2016 from 4pm – 7pm
Headingley Stadium, Carnegie Café Bar, St Michael’s Lane, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 3BR
The exhibition will remain in the Carnegie Cafe Bar at Headingley Stadium from
Friday 12th February until Monday 15th February.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?
If you would like to discuss our expansion plans in more detail you can:
- Speak to our project team in person at the Exhibitions
- Visit the website at www.hwt-leeds.co.uk
- Email email@example.com
- Write to HWT-Leeds Consultation, WYG Planning Department, Arndale Court, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2UJ.
The feedback period is open until Tuesday 16th February 2016