- February 18, 2021
- Posted by: SportsV
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Everton Football Club’s planning applications for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and community-led legacy project at Goodison Park are set to be determined by Liverpool City Council next week.
The local authority will convene a special planning committee meeting on Tuesday 23 February to decide whether to grant approval to Everton’s plans for a new 52,888-capacity waterfront stadium and the Club’s outline application for a re-imagined Goodison Park.
A report from the planning case officer for the planning committee has been published – and this report recommends that the application be approved at the meeting.
If the Club’s proposals are approved by the City Council’s planning committee, the plans will then automatically be referred to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government. This is standard practice for a development of this size and scale.
Everton, being advised by CBRE UK Planning & Development team, has worked closely with the Liverpool Planning Authority, Historic England and other stakeholders for the past 12 months to shape the application and ensure the required detail is included to enable the proposals to be appropriately considered by the planning committee.
I am writing to provide you with an important update on our plans to deliver a new home for Everton at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Today (Monday, 15 February) we received confirmation that the Liverpool City Council hearing to decide on our planning application for the stadium – and our plans for a legacy project on the site of Goodison Park – will take place next week (Tuesday, 23 February).
The report by the City Council’s Planning Officer, which will be reviewed at the meeting next week, has also been published today.
I am pleased to let you know that the Planning Officer, following a very thorough review of our application, is recommending that the Committee approves our plans.
Our Stadium Director Colin Chong and I will be presenting the Club’s case at the meeting next week to underline how important this stadium is – not only to our football club but also to our city, our region and our country at such an unprecedented time in our history.
If the Planning Committee agree with the recommendations of the report at the meeting next week, then the next step will be for the application to be referred to the Secretary of State – a standard procedure for an application of such scale.
So, as we enter what is a crucial stage in our new stadium project, I would like to thank you for your ongoing support and patience on this journey so far.
As always, I will ensure that you are kept informed with all the relevant updates over the coming weeks – and I know you will be thinking of us and wishing us well at our important meeting with the Council next week.
Everton Football Club will be sharing insights on The People’s Project during ALSD International taking place in Liverpool, September 6-7, with attendees to take a technical tour of Goodison Park.
Everton Football Club selected Laing O’Rourke as the preferred building contractor for the project, which in turn appointed Pattern Design as technical architect, taking over from MEIS Architects.
BuroHappold and Planit-IE are working as the engineering consultants and landscape architects respectively.
Source & images, courtesy: Everton FC