Everton’s planning application for its new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock has received government approval.
Robert Jenrick, the secretary of state for housing, communities and local government, has reviewed the club’s plans since last month and has given the green light. Liverpool City Council unanimously approved the plans on February 23.
A statement from Everton read: “The decision to approve a new waterfront arena with a capacity of 52,888 people allows the club to complete the agreed acquisition of the site from Peel L&P and the project funding, ensuring that the club can begin to turn the plans into reality. .
“It is estimated that the stadium development and plans for a Goodison Legacy will boost the economy by 1.3 billion, create more than 15,000 jobs and attract 1.4 million new visitors to the city.
“On such a momentous day, the football club would like to thank every Evertonian, as well as the many organizations, the tens of thousands of people across the city area and the team of dedicated staff who played a role. essential to ensure the club reaches today’s milestone. “
Everton identified the site as its preferred location in January 2017 and, in November of that year, entered into a 200-year lease with Peel Holdings for the land. Everton are hoping to move for the 2024-25 season.