Everton have taken a small but significant step towards their new stadium by opening the public consultation into the Bramley Moore project.
The club are hosting a series of roadshows across Merseyside over the next few new weeks and are keen to hear the views of as many people as possible.
The public consultation will visit a range of locations including Liverpool ONE, Speke, Edge Lane, Birkenhead and New Brighton. There will also be a fixed exhibition at The Blue Base on Salop Street near Goodison Park. For more info: https://t.co/rgu1NFKrWV pic.twitter.com/uurPEMLs1Z— The People's Project (@PeoplesProject_) November 13, 2018
The consultation is key to the planning process, with the club due to formally submit detailed stadium plans in the second half of 2019. Prior to that the club will hold further public consultations on the detailed stadium plans when they are revealed over the summer.
After a litany of failed stadium moves Everton are desperate to avoid any delays that could potentially see this latest project collapse. They hope that by conducting such extensive public consultation the plans will be approved first-time, keeping them on track to move in the summer of 2023.
Speaking about the launch, 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:
15-16 November: Blue Base. Salop Street, L4 4BZ (in Blue Base car park) 11am-5pm.
17 November: Edge Lane. Liverpool Shopping Park, Edge Lane, L13 1EW. 11am-5pm.
18 November: Speke. New Mersey Retail Park, Speke Road, L24 8QB. 11am-5pm.
19-20 November: Liverpool One. Paradise Street (outside JD Sports). 9.30am-8pm.
21-23 November: Liverpool One. Thomas Steers Way (outside Hilton Hotel). 9.30am-8pm.
24 November: Goodison Park. Goodison Road, L4 4EL. 9am-1pm.
25 November: Birkenhead. 222 Grange Road West, CH41 6EB (outside Asda). 11am-5pm.
26-27 November: Liverpool One. Paradise Street (outside JD Sports). 9.30am-8pm.
28-30 November: Liverpool One. Thomas Steers Way (outside Hilton Hotel). 9.30am-8pm.
1 December: New Brighton. Fort Perch Rock, CH45 2JU (in the car park). 11am-5pm.
For those who cannot attend the roadshows, details and updates will be posted on the People’s Project website, where fans can also complete a short survey to have their say on Everton’s future.