Everton have revealed the results of their second public consultation into the proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and outline proposals for a community-led legacy project at the club's current home at Goodison Park.
In total, 43,039 surveys were completed, making it the largest ever response to a public consultation exercise for a commercial development proposal in the city of Liverpool's history. The consultation also reached 2,726 non-Everton fans, 24 per cent of whom said they had no interest in football.
The data revealed that 96 per cent of respondents support The People's Project — the combined stadium development plan and redevelopment of the Goodison Park site — and that eight out of 10 non-Evertonians also support progression of the plans.
There was near universal support (98 per cent) for the design of Everton's planned 52,000-seater stadium, which will form part of Peel L&P's £5.5bn Liverpool Waters development, and 92 per cent support for Everton's outline design for the redevelopment of Goodison Park. In addition, 91 per cent of responses support the proposed mix of uses and scale of development at the Club's current home to create a community-led legacy that could include new homes, health, education, youth and business facilities.
96 per cent of people support the proposed reuse of historic features at Bramley-Moore Dock, including the preservation and restoration of the dock's Hydraulic Tower, while 90 per cent support the proposed transport strategy for both matchdays and non-matchdays.
“These results are a huge vote of confidence in our continuing plans for all aspects of The People's Project,” said Everton's Chief Executive, Denise Barrett-Baxendale. “This is a really important milestone and having the level of support we have from the Liverpool City Region public means we can submit for planning before the end of this year with confidence.
“I'd like to thank everyone that has taken part and had their say on all our plans. The results demonstrate a real understanding of the potential impact of The People's Project. A proposed new Everton stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will provide the football club with a platform for growth and is vital to our long-term vision. It also has the potential to deliver a £1bn boost to the city's economy and up to 15,000 new jobs with £34m of income going to local families. In addition, The People's Project will attract 1.4m new visitors to the city on an annual basis and deliver £237m of additional societal value.
“This will be transformational, not only for Everton Football Club but also for North Liverpool and the wider city region.”
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1 Posted 14/11/2019 at 06:57:40
2 Posted 14/11/2019 at 07:34:22
Great support on the stadium and the development in general of the docklands area. Took a ride down BMD way while I was over on holiday & had taken in the Citeh game. Definitely needs the development.
Also, the development of the Goodison Park site is interesting and good for public support.
Well done to all those making this happen. We need some clever thinking to go in to putting the on pitch team together, too, as Anthony states.
3 Posted 14/11/2019 at 08:23:06
It is going to happen !
4 Posted 14/11/2019 at 08:53:23
Just as well we didn't lose against Southampton or the conspiracy theorists would be having a field day!
5 Posted 14/11/2019 at 09:09:01
After all we won the last game
6 Posted 14/11/2019 at 09:33:35
7 Posted 14/11/2019 at 09:42:41
8 Posted 14/11/2019 at 09:43:50
Once completed we can all continue to moan about the limited capacity and surrounding area being bleak, poor parking, transportation links etc.
In the meantime the priority is the first team results, performances and winning / challenging for footballing honours each and every season.
Coincidentally that too looks to be several years away but also moving in the right direction, just as slowly, but definite progress.
9 Posted 14/11/2019 at 09:45:48
It is absolutely terrific - it will be a bear pit.
10 Posted 14/11/2019 at 09:46:26
11 Posted 14/11/2019 at 09:49:54
Have to say that this has been meticulously thought through and with those numbers backing the development; one the planners will now find very difficult to refuse.
12 Posted 14/11/2019 at 10:41:27
As soon as planning permission is granted they could break ground and then 3 years to complete.
So, obviously lots could go wrong, but potentially the ground could be ready some time in the first half of 2023?
13 Posted 14/11/2019 at 10:52:19
Stone The Crows! So they found nearly 700 people on Merseyside who have no interest in football? WTF? Who are these people?
Anyway, it's all good. The prospect of our new home by the Mersey is a little ray of light in a pretty miserable pre-Brexit messed up UK.
14 Posted 14/11/2019 at 10:53:00
15 Posted 14/11/2019 at 11:11:26
16 Posted 14/11/2019 at 11:57:50
One is to keep my name off the New Year scoreboard, for as long as possible, and the other is to see a game at BMD (or at least see a start made).
17 Posted 14/11/2019 at 12:05:24
Given the scale and intricacies of the project plus the number of different parties that needed to reach an accord, I believe the progress since BMD was declared as the club's preferred stadium location in January 2017 has been more than reasonable.
With the meticulous groundwork undertaken with an extensive public consultation together with Dan Meis' designs, the club has hopefully pre-empted any challenges to its planning submission which will be presented in December.
Naysayers will always claim otherwise, but maybe, just maybe, Everton are being very professional and competent on this one.
18 Posted 14/11/2019 at 12:34:00
So, every single year, 1.4 million people who have never visited Liverpool before will come just to see our new stadium??
19 Posted 14/11/2019 at 12:54:18
Koppites, Niall, Koppites!
20 Posted 14/11/2019 at 13:01:02
21 Posted 14/11/2019 at 13:04:40
22 Posted 14/11/2019 at 13:07:49
23 Posted 14/11/2019 at 13:32:54
24 Posted 14/11/2019 at 13:40:53
25 Posted 14/11/2019 at 13:52:49
26 Posted 14/11/2019 at 14:23:39
27 Posted 14/11/2019 at 14:23:40
28 Posted 14/11/2019 at 16:46:55
Perhaps I missed the sarcasm in your post, apologies if thats the case.
29 Posted 14/11/2019 at 16:53:03
30 Posted 14/11/2019 at 17:01:44
31 Posted 14/11/2019 at 17:18:41
32 Posted 14/11/2019 at 17:57:46
33 Posted 14/11/2019 at 18:04:09
Hope so. Maybe we should have the balls to stick chins out and point out this bright future to the RS we encounter daily.
Of course some will be searching for other reasons it won't happen and can say "told ya so" if right but it will be a sad boast.
Be great for us to get excited and just take the risk. Everton seen as club on the up and excited? God! 🍸
34 Posted 14/11/2019 at 18:12:42
35 Posted 14/11/2019 at 18:25:28
36 Posted 14/11/2019 at 18:47:37
Having gone in search of them. They will no doubt scream the house down when/if they arrive.
37 Posted 14/11/2019 at 19:01:35
That's not quite what I meant but if it was good enough for Dean and Catterick that'll do for me (hopefully near the end)!!
38 Posted 14/11/2019 at 19:07:54
39 Posted 14/11/2019 at 20:27:21
Were not getting the ground at Brambly-Moore Dockc...” err, Yes we are.
‘“Silva will be sacked next week...” err no he won't.
And so on and so forth...
40 Posted 14/11/2019 at 22:42:47
Lets hope the stadium actually ends up looking like the plans that everyone has backed
41 Posted 15/11/2019 at 01:34:25
Those teams that have developed their existing grounds compared to those teams that have relocated have largely faired better and without the new ground syndrome. Without Evertonians being given a choice about redeveloping Goodison, the figures put out are a one-sided view.
42 Posted 15/11/2019 at 02:13:58
43 Posted 15/11/2019 at 04:33:12
44 Posted 15/11/2019 at 06:03:45
45 Posted 15/11/2019 at 07:42:44
Although things are less than acceptable on the pitch the new stadium now looks like it is on track apart from one thing. a big thing
Who is paying for it, where is the half a billion coming from and on what terms and interest rates?
Just asking like...as it may become an issue at some point. For starters I think the feller in the Portakabin down there needs a new pack of chocolate Hobnobs and there is only 36p left in the petty cash tin.
46 Posted 15/11/2019 at 08:42:20
Yes Erik, it was intended to be sarcasm I.e.
According to the naysayers well be in the relegation zone by then.
Kind words Mike, thank you.👍
47 Posted 15/11/2019 at 08:57:07
48 Posted 15/11/2019 at 09:11:40
49 Posted 15/11/2019 at 09:16:36
I'll get me coat.
50 Posted 15/11/2019 at 09:34:45
51 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:01:59
Plus, do you believe that football will still be played as it is now? A Premier League etc.? I will be surprised if we haven't got some sort of Super European League within ten years, purely designed to line the pockets of FIFA, UEFA, FA mandarins and to sate the appetite of the hordes of RS fans, sat in their beach huts in Thailand et al.
Football is changing. We might have disappeared by then. Don't worry about it. Someone else's problem
52 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:12:09
I'm not worried about being under water, in Richarlison we have an expert diver.
53 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:14:14
54 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:14:53
55 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:19:14
56 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:20:43
57 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:31:09
58 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:40:02
59 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:45:38
60 Posted 15/11/2019 at 10:59:56
We'll be back at the top by then instead of being looked upon as minnows and won't that be a ray of sunshine for us?
Can't wait to be stood outside BMD with a grouper other Blues waiting to go in for the first time. Ide wager Ide not be the sole Blue waiting for that moment either. Just hope it's not in the depths of winter or it won't be water we'll be worried about it'll be ice. Have to skate to our seats
Right that's me lot off to watch an old episode of Stingray!
61 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:00:36
62 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:05:00
63 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:06:35
64 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:07:04
65 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:10:12
66 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:18:20
67 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:21:50
68 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:36:05
69 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:38:14
70 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:40:55
71 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:47:39
72 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:49:06
73 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:50:57
74 Posted 15/11/2019 at 11:57:03
75 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:05:49
76 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:07:03
77 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:13:02
78 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:14:23
79 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:21:24
Hah! Bream on!
80 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:25:33
81 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:34:28
Anyone who says its a hoax is talking a load of pollocks. And I've haddock up to there with all the negativity, we've had our fillet of that.
82 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:45:56
83 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:47:01
84 Posted 15/11/2019 at 12:47:42
85 Posted 15/11/2019 at 13:01:00
86 Posted 15/11/2019 at 13:12:19
Surely Farhad would be so shellfish.
87 Posted 15/11/2019 at 13:22:20
88 Posted 15/11/2019 at 13:26:01
89 Posted 15/11/2019 at 14:00:50
90 Posted 15/11/2019 at 14:36:34
Yes, I looked them up and interestingly there is a Footballfish with 22 subspecies. No really, Wiki is always right.
91 Posted 15/11/2019 at 15:29:20
92 Posted 15/11/2019 at 16:19:15
93 Posted 15/11/2019 at 16:36:28
94 Posted 15/11/2019 at 17:11:39
95 Posted 15/11/2019 at 17:22:51
96 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:03:25
Ive been whiting all my life for that.😁
97 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:06:34
Tony, the council in a road where residents were complaining about it being a rat run and dangerous as cars were driving down both ways and sometimes halfway on the curb, because there wasn't space, was surveyed by the council.
This survey involved counting how many cars were using the road and they even put a video camera up, wonderful!
Well the only problem is that they surveyed the road on a bank holiday weekend, no commuters, no school runs, nothing! Residents were told there was no need for traffic calming measures.
This was a true event, the moral of the story is you'll always be told what they want you to hear, which is nearly always not what you should or need to hear.
98 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:10:58
99 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:19:43
Theres a danger of eel will being created in this plaice.
Ill get my coat!!!!
100 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:26:20
101 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:32:51
102 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:33:12
103 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:33:52
104 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:34:16
If so, very apt!
We can all dive in the Leeds - Liverpool canal and swim to our (spawn)scoring grounds at BMD!
105 Posted 15/11/2019 at 18:37:46
106 Posted 15/11/2019 at 19:13:46
107 Posted 15/11/2019 at 22:12:02
108 Posted 15/11/2019 at 22:53:19
109 Posted 16/11/2019 at 04:51:06
110 Posted 16/11/2019 at 08:59:15
Given the "climate catastrophe",will this place will be underwater in less than 20 years?
Loaded question I know but I'd be interested in what the club would say
111 Posted 16/11/2019 at 09:22:57
It may well flounder
113 Posted 16/11/2019 at 09:46:47
We need a Coderator to police this puntatious piffle.
One more thing;
A design idea maybe to construct the stadium with clear glass sides. Then if it does become flooded it will be the worlds largest aquarium. People will still come from miles around to see the exotic marine life within.
114 Posted 16/11/2019 at 10:10:48
115 Posted 16/11/2019 at 10:15:10
There would have been a damn sight more than 2,700 non Evertonian respondents had a >65k capacity been vaunted at this stage.
Good work by Denise Mullet-Baxenwhale and her bream.
116 Posted 16/11/2019 at 10:19:08
117 Posted 16/11/2019 at 11:35:51
118 Posted 16/11/2019 at 19:01:00
I like a bit of Ska/Punk so I want the grand opening to feature Fishbone.
Back to the stadium, agree with all that 52k is small time thinking. We sell out a 40 thousand with an old stadium with restricted views. It would be nice to have a bigger capacity than that lot, as it for once mean we get one over on them.
119 Posted 16/11/2019 at 20:40:49
120 Posted 16/11/2019 at 21:29:32
121 Posted 17/11/2019 at 16:06:18
122 Posted 18/11/2019 at 15:05:18
123 Posted 21/11/2019 at 18:26:22
Unlike us – we have to build another stadium and loose our identity once again while theirs gets stronger.
124 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:44:56
125 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:48:15
126 Posted 26/11/2019 at 21:55:18
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