‘The Blues’ venue dreams get Govt nod

Video: Everton Football Club (YouTube)

Premier League team Everton FC’s plans to develop a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in the North of Liverpool (UK) can go ahead after the Government chose not to call-in the club’s planning application.

‘Everton F.C.’ stated that Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, has been reviewing the club’s plans since last month.

Everton Football Club is an English professional football club based in Liverpool that competes in the Premier League, the top tier of English football.

The 39,572-capacity Goodison Park is a football stadium in the Walton area of Liverpool, England. It has been the home stadium of Premier League club Everton F.C. since its completion in 1892.

The 52,888-capacity Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium is a proposed football stadium by Everton on the Bramley-Moore Dock in Vauxhall, Liverpool, England. The dock itself was built in 1848. The stadium is proposed to be opened in time for the start of the 2023-24 Premier League seasons, replacing Goodison Park.

That Government review, standard practice for a development of the size and scale of Everton’s stadium plans, was conducted after Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee had unanimously greenlighted the plans on February 23rd, 2021.

‘Everton F.C.’ further stated that the club received written confirmation of the Secretary of State’s decision not to intervene to call-in the application.

The decision to give the nod to a new 52,888-capacity waterfront arena allows the club to complete its agreed acquisition of the site from Peel L&P and the funding solution for the project, ensuring the club can begin to translate their plans into reality.

It is estimated that the stadium development and plans for a Goodison Legacy will give a £1.3bn shot in the arm to the economy, generate more than 15,000 jobs and attract 1.4m new visitors to the City.

The Premier League club stated that it was grateful to each and every Evertonian, along with the many organizations, the tens of thousands of people across the City region and the team of dedicated staff who have played a crucial role in making certain that the club’s dream of a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock comes to fruition.

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