Everton thank City Region residents for ‘outstanding’ response to public consultation

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Everton have thanked everyone who has had their say in the first-stage of the People's Project public consultation which ended earlier this week.

The 19-day public consultation exercise ran under The People's Project campaign name and marked the start of the formal process which will lead to the submission of planning applications for both Bramley-Moore Dock and Goodison Park in the second half of next year.

Members of the public had the opportunity to attend a series of roadshows across the city region and were asked for their views on the principles of Bramley-Moore Dock being developed as the site of a new stadium for Everton as well as the Club's plans for a community-led legacy at Goodison Park. For anyone who could not attend in-person, the exhibition information and survey were available online at peoples-project.co.uk.

Chief Executive Officer Denise Barrett-Baxendale said: “We are very grateful to everyone who has taken part in our first-stage public consultation for The People's Project. We have had a truly outstanding response to our proposals.

“Our ambition is to create a new home for our football club which will drive new levels of profile, commercial opportunity and on-field success for the Club.

“At the same time, a new landmark stadium in an iconic waterfront setting coupled with our continued commitment to Liverpool 4 through community-led regeneration at Goodison Park, will deliver a significant social, economic and cultural boost for the entire city region.

The club plan to release the findings of the first-stage consultation survey in February 2019, with the results forming an important part of the planning application process.

Stadium Development Director Colin Chong added: “Our first-stage public consultation followed our previous engagement with fans, Goodison residents and senior business, cultural and public sector figures across the city region.

“We know that Evertonians, as well as everyone we have engaged with, are keen to see our stadium plans and we are on-track to publicly present our designs as part of our second-stage public consultation in the summer of 2019.

Following the second phase of formal public consultation the Club intends to submit a detailed planning application for a new stadium in the second half of 2019 and, at the same time, an outline planning application for the redevelopment of Goodison Park that will see the Club continue its commitment to Liverpool 4.

For more information on the Club's plans for Bramley-Moore Dock and Goodison Park please visit peoples-project.co.uk

 

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James Flynn
1 Posted 09/12/2018 at 00:50:52
This is good.
Jim Burns
2 Posted 09/12/2018 at 10:07:31
One step at a time – but always forward. Where's Andy Burnham's voice in this? All hands to the pumps!
Jason Davenport
3 Posted 09/12/2018 at 10:09:32
I am 73. At this rate, I will probably be dead before it's built.
Dermot Byrne
4 Posted 09/12/2018 at 10:23:52
Naah, new lease of life, Jason!

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