UK’s Everton submits amendment to planning application for new stadium

11 September 2020 (Last Updated September 11th, 2020 10:54)

UK’s Everton Football Club has submitted an amendment to its planning application to Liverpool City Council for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

UK’s Everton submits amendment to planning application for new stadium
The stadium will be located within Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters regeneration project. Credit: Everton Football Club.

The UK’s Everton Football Club has submitted an amendment to its planning application to Liverpool City Council for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.

The amendment to the application for the new 52,888-capacity stadium comes after Everton introduced the design changes to supporters last month.

It addresses feedback from statutory consultees to the original planning application that was submitted last December.

The stadium will be part of Peel L&P’s £5bn Liverpool Waters regeneration project.

Acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the city’s semi-derelict northern docklands, the stadium will contribute a £1bn boost to the region’s economy and provide up to 15,000 employment opportunities.

The stadium’s design improvements focus on the West Stand with the introduction of a new stepped plaza and the removal of the multi-storey car park.

The changes are expected to provide river views for supporters in the West Stand and create a new stepped terrace public space within an area of the World Heritage Site. The terrace will also provide a new covered area to protect supporters entering the West Stand turnstiles.

As part of the revised design application, solar panels that were originally proposed for the West Quay have been re-located to the stadium roof. Furthermore, the stadium’s brick façade has been simplified.

Everton Stadium Development Director Colin Chong said: “By working closely with Liverpool City Council and all our key stakeholders we have refined our plans to ensure a better connection between the stadium and the river.

“If we are granted planning approval, this will be a world-class football stadium in an iconic location and a key part of the city, city region, and the UK’s post-Covid-19 recovery plan.”

The amendment stated that a water channel would be maintained to the west of the stadium to ensure the visual continuity of the dock system.

In addition, the site’s Grade II Listed Hydraulic Tower will be restored to create a unique visitor attraction.

Prior to starting its formal public consultation period, Liverpool City Council will review and process the amended planning application.

The work is subject to planning approval, as well as the finalising of funding and is expected to start on-site early next year.