Everton Football Club’s plans to develop a new £505m stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in the north of Liverpool can proceed after the Government chose not to call-in the Club’s planning application.
Also, boutique hotel plans, from ZWY Lettings, will see a vacant warehouse, metres away from the stadium, converted and brought back into use.
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 unanimously approved the plans.
The decision to approve 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 make the plans a reality.
It is estimated that the stadium development and plans for a Goodison Legacy will deliver a £1.3bn boost to the economy, create more than 15,000 jobs and attract 1.4m new visitors to the city.