Total responses to The People’s Project Consultation
Percent agreed Bramley-Moore Dock was an appropriate location
Percent agreed on Goodison Park redevelopment plans
Huge Support For The People’s Project
Your response to a public consultation into Everton Football Club’s vision to build a new stadium and deliver long-lasting benefits for people in North Liverpool and the wider city region.
Everton Football Club is pleased to share with you the results from the first stage of our formal public consultation which took place in November and December 2018.
The consultation, which forms part of the formal planning process, asked people what they thought about the Club’s plans to build a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and create a community-led legacy at its current Goodison Park home.
More than 20,000 people gave the Club their views in-person at one of our events across the city region, by completing a survey online or returning the survey by post, with a huge majority saying they supported the Club’s plans for both Bramley-Moore Dock and Goodison Park.
Your opinions are vital and an important part of the planning process and the results of the survey from the consultation have now been analysed and an overview of the findings are presented here.
More Than 9 Out Of 10 People Agreed With Everton’s Stadium Plans
Majority support for the Club’s Goodison Park vision
95% said they agreed that the Club’s existing Goodison Park home should be redeveloped to create a legacy the community can benefit from, including residential, educational, community and health amenities.
Tens of thousands of comments were also received from those who took part. People who supported the proposed move to Bramley-Moore Dock cited its iconic location, the fact it would kick-start regeneration in the area and its potential economic impact as reasons for backing the move. They also said its proximity to both Goodison Park and the city centre were positive factors.
What happens next?
This consultation was the first of two stages with a second formal public consultation due to take place this summer at which point the Club will present designs of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and high-level plans for a legacy at Goodison Park.
It is anticipated that two planning applications will be submitted at the same time to Liverpool City Council in the second half of this year. A ‘detailed’ planning application for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and an ‘outline’ application for the redevelopment of Goodison Park.
The ‘detailed’ application for Bramley-Moore Dock means the Club will be seeking permission to begin developing a new stadium on the site at the earliest possible opportunity and will include detail of the design and materials, plus related factors such as sustainability and a transport strategy.
The ‘outline’ application for Goodison Park means the Club will ensure the type of community assets will support local businesses and residents for years to come and will be acceptable to Liverpool City Council. This will give the Club the opportunity to refine the plans while the new stadium is being built.
Engagement activities have already been held with Everton supporters and the Club, working alongside Everton in the Community, will be engaging with local residents, businesses and community groups around Goodison Park to explore possible uses for the site ahead of the formal presentation of legacy plans in the summer.