Sporting clubs welcome Headingley decision

Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos have welcomed the decision today by Leeds City Council’s planning committee regarding the future developments of Headingley Carnegie Stadium.

The committee has approved the recommendation to defer and delegate the detail of the decision to the planning officers and both clubs look forward to finalising the details of the decision as soon as possible.
 
The boards of both clubs have worked tirelessly together for over two years and are committed to continue to work together with the support of Leeds City Council to deliver this scheme which, once complete, will underpin Test Match Cricket at Headingley and upgrade the rugby side of the stadium.
 
Leeds Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington commented, “We would like to thank Leeds City Council for their efforts during this planning application process. This was another crucial step for us. We believe a funding mechanism can be found to realise the vision for the stadium.”
 
Yorkshire CCC Chief Executive Mark Arthur added, “We remain confident that we can deliver the re-development for the stadium and look forward to working with partners to make this possible and retain our status in international cricket.”