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Green light for Everton Bramley Dock stadium

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Everton Football Club’s planning applications for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park have been approved by Liverpool City Council.

The decision to grant approval for a new 52,888-capacity waterfront stadium and the outline application for a re-imagined Goodison Park brings both projects a significant step closer.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright said: “Whilst today is just one more step in our long journey, it is a very important one. (Club Owner) Farhad Moshiri and I would like to thank the planning team for their extraordinary hard work and commitment.”

Following the City Council’s approval, the plans have now automatically been referred to the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government.

It is hoped that the new stadium will host its first football match in 2024. Under the plans, the ground could also host up to four pop concerts a year as well as weddings, funerals, Christmas parties and conferences.

The club’s current Goodison Park home will be redeveloped into a mixed-use scheme including affordable housing, a health centre, retail units, leisure spaces and a youth enterprise zone for the local Walton community.

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