Everton FC’s new stadium plans can now proceed after EFC’s planning application was approved by the government today.
The development at Bramley-Moore Dock in the north of Liverpool has now been given the go ahead by Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State, who has been reviewing the clubs plans since last month.
Following today’s decision by The Secretary of State to approve the plans for Everton FC’s new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock, Darran Lawless, Director of Development for Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters, commented:
“We are delighted with the Secretary of State’s decision to approve Everton Football Club’s planning application for their new stadium to be housed at Bramley-Moore Dock, here at our Liverpool Waters site.
“This is a unique opportunity for Liverpool and in particular the northern parts of this great city that are in need of continuing regeneration.
“Everton’s plans include impressive new public realm features such as a new stepped terrace, and opening up the historic waterfront which currently is not accessible to members of the public.
“The plans outlined go hand in hand with our own efforts to make the entirety of Liverpool’s waterfront a place for thriving businesses and diverse communities alike by creating thousands of new jobs, new homes and a destination for world class leisure and tourism.”
Commenting on the Secretary of State’s approval of Everton Stadium, Greg Malouf, Co-founder of Romal Capital, said:
“We welcome approval of the Everton Stadium and consider this to be a historic opportunity for the City of Liverpool.
“With the ‘Three Graces’ at one end and a new £500m world class stadium at the other, we must now all work together to ensure the whole Liverpool Waters site is developed, along with neighbouring areas such as Ten Streets.
“Everyone involved in regeneration should see this as a marker to push and grow the city northwards. We have the chance to create new neighbourhoods that meet the needs of the city and the wider region; accessible, diverse, sustainable, and healthy. Brownfield land can be transformed to improve lives and bring the benefits of waterfront living, currently enjoyed by a lucky few, to many thousands of people.
“We also want the entire waterfront open and accessible for all to enjoy by the time the stadium opens. There is a clear opportunity to ‘connect the dots’ – from Aigburth to Bramley-Moore Dock – and deliver a world class experience with a unique ‘wow factor’ for fans, tourists and visitors to the city.
“The Everton Stadium will hopefully focus minds and accelerate investment to bring this vision to reality.”