This is from Peel's Liverpool Waters document and only shows the stadium in a purely schematic version.The size looks to be exaggerated but the stadium site is nevertheless constrained by water on three sides and a listed dock wall on the other.
So you build a plynth
Probably roughly the same in price to filling in a Dock, and can overlap wherever it's allowed. Also raises the floor level so the wall of the land can remain intact and untouched.
Having seen what will likely form a large part of the plans from the official Everton document earlier this year, we've all seen the waste of land in action.
If, as expected, the plans are unveiled ahead of a planning application and as part of the second phase of consultation, then it's fairly safe to assume its all done and dusted before now. That, along with the fact that Everton were fuming about the leaked document, would lead me to believe that the document was very close to the real thing.
I'm not overwhelmed by that. There were some nice touches, but it misses a trick or two. Wasting land by putting a fucking car park between the stadium and the water is just one of them. Reducing the foot print like that on purpose is just bizarre.
Hopefully the designs improve since that document was drawn up