Everton FC announce consultation for new stadium and Goodison redevelopment

Everton FC has announced a public consultation for a proposed new stadium in north Liverpool and the redevelopment on the site of their current home at Goodison Park.

The public consultation, which will be called ‘The People’s Project, launches on Thursday, November 15 and will last for three weeks.

It will ask members of the public for their views on Bramley-Moore Dock as the proposed site for the new stadium and also seek views on how the club will ‘leave a legacy’ at Goodison Park.

The consultation will see an exhibition about the proposals visit a range of locations in the Liverpool City Region, including Liverpool ONE, retail parks in Speke and Edge Lane as well as Birkenhead and New Brighton on the Wirral.

There will also be a fixed exhibition at The Blue Base on Salop Street near Goodison Park for residents living in L4.

Everton chief executive officer Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: ‘This consultation marks a very significant moment as we progress with this project. We would like as many people as possible – and not just football fans – to take part and let us know their views.

‘Our ambition is not just to create a new home for a very proud and historic football club but also a new landmark stadium, in an iconic setting, which will deliver huge regeneration benefits for the whole of the Liverpool City Region.’

A second public consultation will be held next summer, at which point the club is expected to detailed plans of the new stadium and further details on its Goodison Park legacy plans.

Iain Jenkinson, senior director of international property advisory firm CBRE, said: ‘What is so significant about Everton’s plans is the transformational impact they will have on the regeneration and renaissance of North Liverpool, enhancing the social and cultural heritage that the Bramley-Moore Dock represents.

‘The new stadium development would have a huge positive impact on the city’s North Docks and areas including the Ten Streets. The People’s Project will deliver employment, training and cultural opportunities for families living in some of Liverpool’s and the UK’s most deprived wards.

‘Our research shows that the two developments together – at Bramley-Moore Dock and Goodison – will deliver once-in-a-generation benefits to the whole of the Liverpool City region, a £1bn boost to the economy and the creation of some 15,000 new jobs.’

It’s expected the club will submit planning applications for both sites in the second half of 2019.

Thomas Barrett
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