The planning application for Everton’s new 52,000-seater stadium plans will be submitted on the 23rd of December, this month.
The stadium development director, Colin Chong, has stated that Everton’s Stadium Plans will be formally lodged with Liverpool City Council next week, in order to begin construction at Bramley-Moor Dock.
Following the latest plans for the new stadium, there should be a separate planning application submitted for the renewal of Goodison Park, the current location of the football club.
Colin Chong explained that at the public consultation, the designs submitted by architect Dan Meis received a positive reaction. Chong said: “Working alongside our design consultants, we have analysed the feedback to enhance the concepts we’ve already shared for the look, feel and layout of a stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, including our plans to not only preserve but to also celebrate the site’s heritage.”
“It is a case of evolution rather than any major changes to the design presented during the second stage consultation. The results of that consultation made it clear Dan Meis’ design was incredibly well received. The elements that the feedback told us people really loved about the design – the use of brick, the steepness of the stands, the respect to the area’s heritage and nod to Archibald Leitch’s architecture in the brickwork as well as the blending of new and old – will all be present within our final proposals,” explained Chong.
If all aspects of the plan get the green light, Liverpool should see one of the largest commercial public consultations in local history. The results showed that Dan Meis’ design for the brand new stadium had a support rate of 98%. This will go towards Peel L&P’s £5.5bn Liverpool Waters development in addition to the 92% support for Everton’s redevelopment for Goodison Park.
Fans are anticipating the feedback from Liverpool’s City Council, although, the results are already looking strong for Everton.