The first-stage public consultation into Everton FC's proposals for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and a community-led redevelopment of Goodison Park opens today (Thursday 15 November).
Under the campaign name The People's Project, the consultation will tour the city region for three weeks, visiting various locations in Liverpool and Wirral. The consultations will give members of the public an opportunity to have their say on the principle of Bramley-Moore Dock becoming the site of Everton's new stadium and the Club's plans to leave a sustainable legacy at Goodison Park.
A second-stage public consultation on the Club's detailed stadium designs and high-level plans for Goodison Park will be held in the summer of 2019 which will lead to the submission of planning applications in the second half of 2019.
Colin Chong, Everton's Stadium Development Director, said: “The start of the formal public consultation is a key milestone in our plan to build a new home for the Club at Bramley-Moore Dock, as well as develop a community-led legacy at Goodison Park.
“The People's Project will deliver a £1bn boost to the local economy, create around 15,000 jobs and increase tourism visitor numbers to Liverpool. The knock-on effect of a stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will also kick-start the Liverpool Waters waterfront development and extend into the Ten Streets creative development.
“We encourage and welcome people from across the city region to engage with the consultation and share their views.”
The public consultation will run from Thursday 15 November until Saturday 1 December and can be accessed at the following locations:
Blue Base. Salop Street, L4 4BZ (in Blue Base car park) 11am-5pm.
Edge Lane. Liverpool Shopping Park, Edge Lane, L13 1EW. 11am-5pm.
Speke. New Mersey Retail Park, Speke Road, L24 8QB. 11am-5pm.
Liverpool One. Paradise Street (outside JD Sports). 9.30am-8pm.
Liverpool One. Thomas Steers Way (outside Hilton Hotel). 9.30am-8pm.
Goodison Park. Goodison Road, L4 4EL. 9am-1pm.
Birkenhead. 222 Grange Road West, CH41 6EB (outside Asda). 11am-5pm.
Liverpool One. Paradise Street (outside JD Sports). 9.30am-8pm.
Liverpool One. Thomas Steers Way (outside Hilton Hotel). 9.30am-8pm.
New Brighton. Fort Perch Rock, CH45 2JU (in the car park). 11am-5pm.
For residents living in Liverpool 4 and around Goodison Park, a consultation leading on the Club's intention to leave a sustainable legacy is open at The Blue Base, Monday to Friday, for two weeks.
Blue Base Salop Street, Liverpool, L4 4BZ
- Monday 19 & 26 November – 3.30pm-7.30pm
- Tuesday 20 & 27 November – 7.30am-10:30am
- Wednesday 21 & 28 November – 8am-10.30am
- Thursday 22 & 29 November – 9.30am-4.30pm
- Friday 23 & 30 November – 12pm-5pm
For anyone unable to attend the formal public consultations, the People's Project campaign website contains information on the consultation activities and will be the place for information relating to the construction of a new stadium in an iconic riverfront setting as well as the development of community-led amenities which could include homes, health, business and education facilities at Goodison Park.
Visitors to the website can also complete a short online survey that will also be available at the exhibition.
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1 Posted 15/11/2018 at 00:57:25
They were against it when the deal with the council was on the table; now that it looks like it'll be privately funded, they'll have to come up with another reason. I don't know what it'll be... but for sure they will be against it...
2 Posted 15/11/2018 at 01:02:03
It's very true what you say about our neigbhours, but it's up to all Evertonians to ensure they pro-actively support the scheme, whether in person or via the survey(s). I'm not too sure that all of the money required will come via the private sector.
3 Posted 15/11/2018 at 09:13:11
4 Posted 15/11/2018 at 09:36:03
5 Posted 15/11/2018 at 11:33:32
A search for The People's Project brings up a National Lottery website.
7 Posted 15/11/2018 at 11:35:57
8 Posted 15/11/2018 at 12:01:22
9 Posted 15/11/2018 at 12:31:49
10 Posted 15/11/2018 at 12:40:47
No doubt after the public consultation Everton will announce that due to certain problems they will have to delay the planning application until further discussion with the Council has taken place.
We had the architect Dan Meiss over talking to Evertonians last year about what they wanted and most Blues I speak to want a 60,000 stadium. So get on and design a stadium based on the consultations you had last year with fans.
11 Posted 15/11/2018 at 12:51:00
Lawrence @2 very good. But we shouldn't give them any ideas... I can just see them thinking, "Yes, lads, let's make a song of protest." ;)
12 Posted 15/11/2018 at 12:52:24
13 Posted 15/11/2018 at 13:01:37
It would be good to hear the feedback and was there much objections from our dear neighbours for those who live outside the UK.
14 Posted 15/11/2018 at 13:06:02
15 Posted 15/11/2018 at 13:12:31
I don't believe for one second any of this heel-dragging exercise is a help in the matter of stadium development. This survey is just a load of old nonsense.
I can't believe that, 2½ years after securing the plot of land on the Dock Road, this is the best we can do and is as far as we have come with regards to the stadium issue. Embarrassing for all concerned and Barrett-Baxendale is a million times more out of her depth than Elstone was as CEO.
Absolutele joke appointment by the club putting Barrett-Baxendale in charge at EFC. The joke is on us fans yet again and anyone who believes this will happen are going to be sadly disappointed.
16 Posted 15/11/2018 at 13:13:39
18 Posted 15/11/2018 at 13:26:14
How do you stop RS pretending to be blues saying they don't want a stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock though?
19 Posted 15/11/2018 at 17:10:49
Everton secured the plot of land earlier this year and not 2½ years ago. Of course the stadium is imaginary; I was down there last week and can confirm it hasn't yet been built!
Is your rubbishing of Denise Barrett-Baxendale based on firm evidence or is it just your wild opinion?
If the local Red comments in the Echo are a yardstick then very few would be able to put together a coherent objection.
Objections would need to be based on real issues that may arise if a stadium was built.
The usual ones of nuisance to local residents, road and transport infrastructure etc won't apply because there are no local residents (apart from the licencee of the Bramley-Moore pub). Work started, this week, on major road works and the site is served by Merseyrail Sandhills which is less than a 15 minute walk away and a new station is being mooted between Bamley-Moore Dock and the Titanic Hotel.
20 Posted 15/11/2018 at 17:38:53
'In February 2004, after a vote by fans, the West Stand was renamed the Colin Bell Stand. It was named in honour of the former player. The vote was almost stopped, as it was taken over by rival fans. They hoped the stand would be nicknamed "The Bell End" (even though the stand is to the side, not at an end)'.
21 Posted 15/11/2018 at 18:18:52
22 Posted 15/11/2018 at 18:36:58
23 Posted 15/11/2018 at 21:03:44
"A water-pumping wind mill? What a load of far-fetched wank. The only time we'll get water on the Great Plains is when it's pissing it down. During the summer months we'll have to generate a single droplet of moisture by munching gobfuls of dry sand. Everybody knows that.
If those big-talking bells are as good as their word then why aren't they out there now digging a well with their bare hands? "Design stage"? Likely story.
Look, the point is, people are fucking parched and that Barrett-Baxendale and her bunch of cowboys basically expect them to battle dehydration by doing that 'downing an invisible drink' hand motion one does when they want to mime 'piss can' behind someone's back? Heel-dragging hoopleheads the lot of them."
"Transcontinental Railroad? Talking out your ring piece. You lot must be tapped in the head to believe they have any intention of laying track. Why aren't they out there now blowing shit out of the Rockies in readiness?
"Choo-Choo! Choo-Choo!". Know what that is? You, trying to say "Fuck you" with your mouth full when you realise the truth after swallowing so much bullshit from them.
Never gonna happen, mate.
The only reason I'm even mentioning it is because my old man needs to be in Omaha, Nebraska by next month. Now what's he meant to do?"
24 Posted 15/11/2018 at 21:22:29
You forgot to include the picture of the ancestor in your story.
25 Posted 15/11/2018 at 21:59:19
I knew in 2016 that the club had secured Bramley-Moore Dock as a possible venue for a stadium build, so where you're getting it was this year, I don't know. Moshiri was on TalkSport talking about Bramley-Moore Dock and the stadium in July 2017, so please get your facts right.
Garry @ 22,
I have been saying this same stuff for well over 2 years now and guess what the club have achieved in that time? Two or three People's Forums — that's It!!! If I'm talking nonsense, what are the spokespersons for the club doing? Where is there any proof that this stadium is going to happen, apart from some vague talk from the club???
Do you happen to have a stadium plan on the back of a beer mat or something found in the Joe Mercer Lounge? ... Ha-ha.
Come on, Garry, Mr Sense-Talker — give me a clue to what you know. What concrete information have we to go on? What foundation is laid, either geographically or on paper? ... I fear "None" is the answer. So please get back to me when you have something tangible to go on. Thanks, mate.
26 Posted 16/11/2018 at 15:17:33
I can't say I learned much new about the proposals, but then like most people on here I have been reading about them for quite some time now. However, I think it's important to show support, the public consultation is an important part of the planning process. If we want it to happen, we need to demonstrate our interest and backing for the project, even if it's just by completing the online survey which only takes a few minutes.
27 Posted 16/11/2018 at 15:52:45
I know we're all a bit bored with all the talk, but I think this is a massive step in the process. Get this right and the planning application will go a lot smoother.
28 Posted 16/11/2018 at 15:58:38
Flying machines? Fucking metal tubes with bits stuck on each side travelling at speeds that will tear people's limbs off?
People actually eating on these things and watching films on television screens... wait a minute – television, what the fuck is television?
That lemon's lasting a long time, Tony.
29 Posted 16/11/2018 at 17:09:53
30 Posted 16/11/2018 at 17:19:18
31 Posted 16/11/2018 at 17:26:56
Nearly 5,000 have signed now.
32 Posted 16/11/2018 at 18:26:29
Nearly 15,000 have signed now.
33 Posted 16/11/2018 at 19:07:48
I can't believe I never got a small goody-bag for my kids, Peter, I think I will make a complaint next time I go and fill out the questionnaire!
34 Posted 16/11/2018 at 19:13:45
35 Posted 16/11/2018 at 19:32:28
It's really a good job I'm enjoying going to the match again because stuff like this could be enough to stop me going for good, it's that bad.
Let us fans demand more on the back of this disgraceful award. £20 for away tickets (not the £30 that they pacified us with) and at least 10% of the away gate, for the travelling fans, and not a reduction because the away tickets are cheaper.
I know not every club would take up the 10%, but it's time the fans began to use their power on the sport that takes them for granted, and rewards us with 12 pm kick-offs because of TV. Let's make these clubs sorry they have made such a sickening donation, and let's make them realise who is the real bread & butter of this game.
36 Posted 16/11/2018 at 19:41:34
37 Posted 16/11/2018 at 19:44:47
They were obviously only giving them out to those who most looked down on their luck!
38 Posted 16/11/2018 at 19:44:49
39 Posted 16/11/2018 at 19:56:19
40 Posted 16/11/2018 at 19:57:54
41 Posted 16/11/2018 at 19:59:34
42 Posted 16/11/2018 at 20:54:31
That's 25p each, by the way... I must be mad.
43 Posted 16/11/2018 at 20:56:30
44 Posted 16/11/2018 at 20:58:42
45 Posted 16/11/2018 at 21:02:39
46 Posted 16/11/2018 at 21:09:29
47 Posted 16/11/2018 at 21:09:30
48 Posted 16/11/2018 at 21:11:26
“I think they better think it out again”!
49 Posted 16/11/2018 at 22:01:39
50 Posted 16/11/2018 at 22:25:41
Don't get me wrong, the Scudamore issue is a disgrace, and I have signed it, but to many Evertonians, the stadium issue has more direct consequences for Everton FC. #Complete the Everton Survey!
51 Posted 17/11/2018 at 08:03:13
52 Posted 17/11/2018 at 12:45:11
53 Posted 17/11/2018 at 13:46:52
54 Posted 17/11/2018 at 19:29:13
I also did the Everton one online but I was going past so I called into the Edge Lane one this afternoon. It has posters of the stuff you can see online and they were attracting some attention. At 2 pm there wasn't a queue but more of a steady stream with all the iPads being occupied.
I asked a steward if the Dark Side had been along and he said a few had and had been impressed (obviously not the knobs who occupy the Echo comments page)!
I also got a goody bag containing a People's Project flag, a small stressball and a few other bits of junk! There's also a 'help yourself' bowl of Everton Mints, so I did!!
56 Posted 17/11/2018 at 19:36:07
Nice to hear about contributors to both. i think on one it is near 38,000 now.
57 Posted 18/11/2018 at 09:51:20
This is a huge development but the stadium as it stands could be like the Taj Mahal or a fuckin concrete abattoir.
Please help me, ToffeeWeb, I'm very confused and frustrated.
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