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APPROVED: Everton’s Bramley Moore move given green light

 

Everton's planned new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock has been given planning permission by the city council.

Following a two-hour meeting, Liverpool City Council's planning committee and councilors approved the plans.

The new stadium is expected to equate to a £750m investment and create over 10,000 jobs.

Everton plan on creating a stadium with a capacity of more than 52,000 on the city's waterfront.

However, the club also put forward their plans for a scheme to redevelop Goodison Park after they leave.

That is expected to cost £82m, with both projects now granted approval.

 

Bramley Moore stadium a "dynamic catalyst" for the region

 

Cllr Wendy Simon, Acting Mayor of Liverpool outlined her support for the decision reached regarding this matter.

“I welcome the planning committee’s resolution to approve Everton FC’s application to build a new stadium on Bramley Moore Dock," the Acting Mayor said.

“The club has undertaken a huge amount of work to understand the many ecological, transport and heritage issues connected to this site.

"I applaud their approach to listening to all the relevant bodies to help inform their design."

 

Lasting legacy at Goodison

 

The fact that the club are not only building a new ground, but leaving a lasting legacy to help the area they are departing, was a big factor.

“This resolution to approve is a big step forward for the club to realise a 25-year dream to relocate from Goodison Park," Cllr Simon continued.

"This development would unquestionably be a dynamic catalyst for our wider ambition to regenerate this long-neglected part of North Liverpool and create much-needed jobs.

“Of course, we now await feedback from the Secretary of State on whether he wishes to call in the application for determination but the city council is committed to supporting a development that will economically benefit this city for decades to come and help fast-track our post-pandemic recovery and our City Plan.”

The plans will now be referred to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government.

This is standard practice for the development of this size and scale and is expected to be a formality.

The Government will have an initial 21 days to review the application before reaching a decision.

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