Liverpool City Council granted planning permission today for a new £505 million, 52,888 seat Everton FC stadium at Bramley Moore Dock.
Plans for a Goodison Park community-led legacy project were also today unanimously approved by the council.
A special planning committee was hosted by Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee to discuss the development plans with Everton CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendate and Stadium Development Director Colin Chong.
The two hour meeting ended with councillors confirming their approval for the plans.
The development plans will now be passed to Robert Jenrick, secretary of state for housing, communities and local government for consideration. This is standard practice due to the scale of the development.
Work on the club for the Premier League Football Club could start in the next few months.
The huge new stadium has been in the planning for a number of years. Dan Meis released the initial design images in 2019.
Everton FC submitted an update application in September after developing initial proposals made in 2019.
Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright said: “Whilst today is just one more step in our long journey, it is a very important one.”
He said he was enormously grateful for tens of thousands of individuals across the city region who have given their feedback, ideas and support along the way.
“It’s been a good week for Everton and Evertonians.”
Darran Lawless, Director of Development for Liverpool Waters at Peel L&P spoke about the effects this development will have for the Liverpool City Region:
“We welcome Liverpool City Council’s decision to approve Everton Football Club’s planning application for their new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
“Everton’s new stadium is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the whole city and a major catalyst for not only the Liverpool Waters development but the regeneration of the northern part of the city and Goodison Park.”
Featured Image Courtesy of Everton.