Everton submit application for Goodison Park legacy project

Everton have submitted an outline planning application for their Goodison Park Legacy Project to Liverpool City Council as steps on their stadium move continue.

The scheme would see the club's current home in L4 redeveloped into a number of community assets after the Blues complete their potential move to the city's waterfront.

This comes after the club submitted a detailed planning application on a proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in December, with the council's public consultation on those plans coming to an end last month.

The proposals for Goodison include high quality and affordable housing, a multi-purpose health centre, community-led retail spaces, a youth enterprise zone, office and business facilities and green space which could include a lasting tribute to the club's achievements at their current home.

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Both the Bramley-Moore and Goodison Park developments make up The People's Project and could help kickstart the regeneration of Liverpool's northern dockland.

It's believed the project could contribute a £1bn boost to the city region’s economy, create up to 15,000 jobs, attract 1.4m visitors to the city each year and deliver an additional £237m of societal value.

The outline application states that the scheme could include:

  • A Health Zone with a multi-purpose health and well-being centre
  • An Education Zone which could allow for the expansion of the Everton Free School or a new facility for adults, with the potential to also to build a new children’s centre for community use
  • Community/green space, including the potential use of the current centre circle as a lasting reminder of Goodison Park’s footballing legacy
  • A mix of up to 173 houses and apartments
  • Spaces for community-led retail, food and drink outlets and around 4,700 sq m of office space, aimed at encouraging local start-ups and young entrepreneurs while space will also be occupied by the further growth of Everton in the Community.
  • A Youth Enterprise Zone to encourage business start-ups.
  • Accommodation and care facilities for people with a range of needs – from assisted living for elderly to intensive residential care for people with dementia and other illnesses – could also be provided within the development.

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This application, along with the club's proposals at Bramley-Moore, is aiming to be determined in the summer.

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