The first-stage public consultation, a significant milestone, in Everton Football Club’s proposals for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and a community-led redevelopment of Goodison Park opens tomorrow morning.
Under the campaign name ThePeople’s Project, the consultation will tour the city region for three weeks, visiting various locations in Liverpool and Wirral. The consultations will give members of the public an opportunity to have their say on the principle of Bramley-Moore Dock becoming the site of Everton’s new stadium and the Club’s plans to leave a sustainable legacy at Goodison Park.
A second-stage public consultation on the Club’s detailed stadium designs and high-level plans for Goodison Park will be held in the summer of 2019 which will lead to the submission of planning applications in the second half of 2019. Although the designs are not yet known, it is expected that the stadium will be surrounded by hotels, shops, bars, and shops from the best betting sites in the UK.
Colin Chong, Everton’s Stadium Development Director, said: “The start of the formal public consultation is a key milestone in our plan to build a new home for the Club at Bramley-Moore Dock, as well as develop a community-led legacy at Goodison Park.
“The People’s Project will deliver a £1bn boost to the local economy, create around 15,000 jobs and increase tourism visitor numbers to Liverpool. The knock-on effect of a stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will also kick-start the Liverpool Waters waterfront development and extend into the Ten Streets creative development.
“We encourage and welcome people from across the city region to engage with the consultation and share their views.”
The public consultation will run from Thursday 15 November until Saturday 1 December and can be accessed at the following locations:
15-16 November: Blue Base. Salop Street, L4 4BZ (in Blue Base car park) 11am-5pm.
17 November: Edge Lane. Liverpool Shopping Park, Edge Lane, L13 1EW. 11am-5pm.
18 November: Speke. New Mersey Retail Park, Speke Road, L24 8QB. 11am-5pm.
19-20 November: Liverpool One. Paradise Street (outside JD Sports). 9.30am-8pm.
21-23 November: Liverpool One. Thomas Steers Way (outside Hilton Hotel). 9.30am-8pm.
24 November: Goodison Park. Goodison Road, L4 4EL. 9am-1pm.
25 November: Birkenhead. 222 Grange Road West, CH41 6EB (outside Asda). 11am-5pm.
26-27 November: Liverpool One. Paradise Street (outside JD Sports). 9.30am-8pm.
28-30 November: Liverpool One. Thomas Steers Way (outside Hilton Hotel). 9.30am-8pm.
1 December: New Brighton. Fort Perch Rock, CH45 2JU (in the car park). 11am-5pm.
For residents living in Liverpool 4 and around Goodison Park, a consultation leading on the Club’s intention to leave a sustainable legacy is open at The Blue Base, Monday to Friday, for two weeks.
Blue Base Salop Street, Liverpool, L4 4BZ
• Monday 19 & 26 November – 3.30pm-7.30pm
• Tuesday 20 & 27 November – 7.30am-10:30am
• Wednesday 21 & 28 November – 8am-10.30am
• Thursday 22 & 29 November – 9.30am-4.30pm
• Friday 23 & 30 November – 12pm-5pm
For anyone unable to attend the formal public consultations, the People’s Project campaign website contains information on the consultation activities and will be the place for information relating to the construction of a new stadium in an iconic riverfront setting as well as the development of community-led amenities which could include homes, health, business and education facilities at Goodison Park.
Visitors to the website can also complete a short online survey that will also be available at the exhibition.
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