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MetiNews.Com - Everton set for momentous day in their history as Liverpool council decide on planning for new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock

Liverpool news Everton's new stadium journey explained as Bramley Moore set for final step MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Everton set for momentous day in their history as Liverpool council decide on planning for new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock

Liverpool news  Everton's new stadium journey explained as Bramley Moore set for final step MetiNews.Com
23 February 2021 - 08:45

Breaking News ! Everton's planning application for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will be determined at a specially-convened Liverpool City Council meeting on Tuesday morning. It was announced last week that a date had been set for the local authority to make their decision on the proposals which were submitted in September 2020. If approved at this level the plans will then move onto the Secretary of State, which is a matter of procedure for a project this size. The club then hopes to being construction work on the site as soon as possible if their planning application is accepted at every level. There's no doubting this is a huge day for the Blues but how did we get to this point? And what are the next steps? We've put together a timeline of the significant moments which have led us here, and listed the ones still to come. Timeline to this stage January 2017 - Bramley-Moore announced as preferred site This is where is all began. A general view of Bramley-Moore Dock (Image: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images) It's been over four years since Everton announced Bramley-Moore Dock as their preferred site for a new stadium as the club continued to search for a move away from Goodison Park. The previous May had seen tentative proposals for a switch to Walton Hall Park abandoned. November 2017- Lease agreed at Bramley-Moore After months of negotiations between the club and Peel Land and Property, who owned the site as part of their Liverpool Waters scheme, it was finally confirmed in November that a deal had been signed. Everton signed a 200-year lease which was essential in moving towards the next stages of the project. Read More Related Articles Everton fans will love Richarlison's goal message to Kevin Campbell after Liverpool win Read More Related Articles Jamie Carragher names Carlo Ancelotti Everton man of the match in win v Liverpool January 2018 - Stadium key principles released At this stage, Everton revealed 11 Key Principles which would shape their proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. The Blues had surveyed thousands of fans to get their initial thoughts on what a new ground for the club should like and feel like, while also getting opinions on a legacy for Goodison Park. Again fans were asked to share their thoughts on these principles, which included ticket prices and stadium atmosphere, through another popular survey. April 2018 - Dan Meis holds fan workshops This was a big step. For the majority of the Bramley-Moore process leading up to designs being officially released by the club in July 2019, stadium architect Dan Meis was restricted in what he could and couldn't say. Dan Meis, the architect of Everton's proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock (Image: Tony McArdle/Everton FC via Getty Images) However, the start of April 2018 saw the American host four workshops at St Luke's Church which gave supporters a chance to see his initial ideas for how the proposed new home for the Blues could look. This was when plans for an imposing single-tier stand were first floated, and the feedback from fans in those sessions was crucial to both stages of consultation and the final designs for the ground. August 2018 - Colin Chong appointed The Blues took other big step in their plans for Bramley-Moore after Colin Chong was appointed Stadium Development Director. He fought off competition from candidates across the country to land the roll in the wake of what was a major staff reshuffle by club CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale earlier in the summer. Chong is a construction industry specialist whose CV lists a number of major projects including redevelopment work at Old Trafford and the building of Wigan's DW Stadium, as part of 35 years in the trade. Read More Related Articles The moment Dan Meis thought he'd 'blown' chance to design Everton's new stadium Read More Related Articles Liverpool Council meeting is seismic for Everton as new stadium decision could have 100-year legacy November/December 2018 - First stage public consultation Everton's plans for Bramley-Moore progressed in November of last year when the first stage of public consultation got underway, where "The People's Project" was born. This marked the start of the formal process for the Blues to get a new waterfront home. Launching on November 15 and lasting for three weeks, a roadshow and online survey urged everyone in the city to share their thoughts on what would be an important project for the whole of Liverpool. Bramley Moore Dock the proposed site for Everton's new stadium. Tour of Liverpool Waters dock land. Picture Jason Roberts December 2018 - Proposed capacity announced Always a divisive discussion since plans to move away from Goodison Park were announced, Everton shared their thoughts on the capacity of a new ground in December 2018. And it proved to be a controversial decision in some quarters. The Blues proposed a 52,000 capacity for a waterfront stadium at Bramley-Moore dock, with the potential for that to rise to 62,000 in the future. That initial figure took into account several factors including the design of the stadium and its orientation, while also considering ticket demand and costs. February 2019 - First stage consultation results announced Everton's proposals for Bramley-Moore were given a major boost early this year after first stage public consultation results were announced. It was revealed that 20,168 responded - with almost 2,000 of those confirmed as being non-Blues fans. 94% of respondents agreed that the waterfront site was an appropriate place for the club to build a new ground, which was seen as a major step for Everton as they looked to progress. Sign up to our free EFC email newsletter Get all the latest match reaction, stadium news, transfer talk and more. We'll have all the latest Everton updates as well as comment and analysis straight to your inbox every day with our FREE email newsletter. Sign up here - it only takes a few seconds! July 2019 - Latest designs revealed This was a momentous and historic day in Everton's history. On July 25, the club shared the latest designs from Meis Architects of a proposed stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock as the they prepared to launch the second stage of public consultation. A special event was held for select fans at the Titanic Hotel which included speeches from Denise Barrett-Baxendale, Bill Kenwright, Colin Chong and Dan Meis on every aspect of the project - and the legacy plans for Goodison Park. The images of a proposed new waterfront stadium proved instantly popular with supporters and still are generating excitement across the city. July/August 2019 - Second stage public consultation This step was longer than the first, lasting a month rather than three weeks, but was just as crucial to the future submission of planning applications. Again a roadshow, which visited nine locations across all six Liverpool City Region boroughs, ran alongside an online survey to get as many people as possible to share their thoughts on the designs and wider proposals for the ground. How Everton's new stadium could look inside (pic: Dan Meis) Once more it wasn't just Everton fans who were encouraged to take part, but anyone across the city as this is a project which will help so many in the future. October 2019 - Record-breaking consultation numbers announced Over the international break in October 2019, there was also a significant development on the new stadium. Everton announced record-breaking figures for The People's Project's public consultation, with over 63,000 responses confirmed to have been received over both phases. That makes this the biggest commercial public consultation the city of Liverpool has ever seen - and one of the biggest ever held in the UK.

. 98% of the over 43,000 respondents support proposed Bramley-Moore Dock waterfront stadium design, which will no doubt come as a huge boost to the club. The numbers were clear, and they made confidence high as the next steps of the project approached. December 2019 - Initial planning application submitted This was certainly an historic moment for the club, even if this did later have to be changed. Everton submitted their planning application for a new waterfront stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock to Liverpool City Council in December 2019. All the club's work over the last few years had been building up to this moment and excitement was understandably sky high at this point of the project's development. Read More Related Articles Lady Gaga and Guns n' Roses give Everton £10m new stadium revenue clue Read More Related Articles Everton's 12-stage Bramley-Moore construction plan in full February 2020 - Planning documents available to the public As part of the process of submitting a planning application to Liverpool City Council, Everton's documents regarding the project were set to appear on the local authority's website. That took place on February 20, although the project was so vast that it took some time for all of the information to be uploaded and made available to the public. A hard copy of the application at the Central Library on William Brown Street. This gave anyone who took the time to delve into the documents a huge wealth of information regarding almost every aspect of the project, with over 50 supporting documents attached. That began another consultation process of a month, which was again considered to be a crucial part of the process. June 2020 - Dan Meis steps away from project Having blown away supporters with his designs in July 2019 for a new stadium, this came as a real shock to many. But in June 2020 Dan Meis confirmed that he was "not currently engaged" with the Bramley-Moore dock project, following up on some cryptic tweets he had earlier posted. The architect tweeted: "Let me be clear. I am fully confident that Bramley Moore will be built. It is both right for the Club and the city. Unfortunately I am not currently engaged in the project. "How that was handled is one the greatest disappointments of my career, and at the appropriate time I will comment. "For now please understand that this is my personal twitter account and believe it or not, not everything I write is a reference to Everton." August 2020 - Design changes announced By the time August 2020 came around the Covid-19 pandemic has slowed the process down somewhat, but there was still important changes to be made. After a number of local authority queries related to the planning application, Everton announced that they would be submitting a number of design changes to their planning application. This mainly concerned the West Stand, with a stepped plaza being introduced and the multi-storey car park being removed from the designs. It was made clear at this stage that the Blues did not need to submit a whole new planning application, rather they just needed to make amendments to the one currently in process. September 2020 - Planning application updated The next month, Everton had submitted their updated planning application for their Bramley-Moore Dock stadium project. The brick façade of the stadium was simplified to make the tribute to the Archibald Leitch lattice work more obvious while the overall height of the stadium was reduced so that it is defined as a ‘mid-rise’ building in line with Liverpool City Council’s World Heritage Site Supplementary Planning Document. That began another 28-day consultation process led by the council. November 2020 - Matchday experience survey released Evertonians were given an early opportunity to try and shape the matchday experience at Bramley-Moore dock when Everton sent out a survey to selected supporters in November 2020. A wide range of Blues fans were sent a survey regarding how they are planning to attend matches at Bramley-Moore Dock - covering everything from season tickets, food and drink offerings, the prospect of safe standing and much more. The main aim of the questions was for the club to test out some initial proposals and concepts centred around a matchday at the new stadium - and how they collate with the interest of supporters. February 2021 - Plans recommended for approval Last week, it was revealed that Liverpool City Council's planning officer had recommended that Everton's application for Bramley-Moore dock should be approved. It was also announced that a meeting had been set for February 23rd for the local authority to discuss the project and provide their determination. The near 200-page report described the plans as a a “significant event in the history of the city” and believes that the substantial public benefits far outweigh the "heritage harm". Read More Related Articles Everton new stadium costs revealed with almost 10,000 new jobs Read More Related Articles 11 person committee that will decide on Everton's new stadium What comes next? February 2021 - Liverpool City Council determination On February 23rd, Everton's planning application will be determined by a Liverpool City Council planning committee. The specially-convened meeting with cover both the detailed plans for Bramley-Moore dock and the outline application for the Goodison Park legacy project. At the committee meeting the report will be introduced and planning committee members - made up of Liverpool City Councillors - can ask questions of the officer, Peter Jones, who authored the Planning Committee Report. Everton will make their own representations to the committee before other speakers are able to make statements while members can speak for - or against - the new stadium application. Finally the committee will make one of three decisions: recommendation for approval, recommendation for refusal or a deferment if members need more information. March 2021 - Secretary of State decision If approved, the proposals will be automatically referred to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government - Robert Jenrick MP - which is standard practice for a project of this scale. They will then have an initial 21 days to review the application, although this stage has the potential to take longer thanks to the size of the proposal. The project could still be called in for a review at a higher level, but confidence is high that it would pass any scrutiny. Spring/Summer 2021 - Constructionmay start With all going well, Everton still hope to begin construction on the site in either the spring of the summer of 2021. The report details a 12-stage construction process that will take place at Bramley-Moore which is expected to take 150 weeks, which could potentially have the Blues in their new ground in time for the 2024/25 campaign. *A version of this article was first published in November 2019.

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