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Everton FC’s consultation on regeneration plans ends

Everton Football Club has thanked the public for contributing to a consultation for their new stadium-led regeneration plans.

The People’s Project second stage public consultation, held between 26 July and 25 August, ends the formal process which will lead to the submission of a detailed planning application for Bramley-Moore Dock and an outline planning application for Goodison Park by the end of this year.

In July, the club unveiled its designs for a new riverside stadium which will be built on semi-derelict dockland in North Liverpool, paving the way for new housing in one of the UK’s most deprived areas.

During the consultation, the economic and social benefits of The People’s Project, which includes building on and expanding the work of the Club’s charity, Everton in The Community, were revealed in two independent reports.

Research carried out by international property consultancy CBRE indicates The People’s Project would deliver a £1bn boost to the city’s economy and the potential for up to 15,000 new jobs and £34m of local income to local families.

Annual council tax receipts would be boosted by more than £2.2m and there would be an uplift of up to £1.7m in business rate income.

Finally, it is estimated an additional 1.4 million visitors would be attracted to the city.

A report by RealWorth, socio-economic specialists, estimates that the three elements of The People’s Project will generate £793.4m of societal value between 2024 and 2033, compared to £556m generated solely through Everton in the Community activity, a difference of more than £237m.

Prof. Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Everton’s CEO said: ‘We want a stadium that is right for Everton and our supporters, for its dockland setting and for Liverpool city region, but our ambition is also very much to provide a catalyst for the transformation of north Liverpool, to create something new that sits alongside ours and the city’s rich heritage and something at Goodison Park that is community-led, sustainable and will help Liverpool 4.

‘Through this project we are determined to deliver a significant economic, societal and cultural boost for the entire city region, to create new opportunities, jobs and visitor appeal.’

Photo Credit – Everton FC

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