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Everton to submit plans for new £500m stadium today

Everton Football Club will submit its planning application for a state-of-the-art, 52-000-seater stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, within Peel L&P's Liverpool Waters development today.

In a blog post updating fans on progress with the People's Project, Stadium Development Director Colin Chong thanks the public for their contribution to the consultation process and confirms the date on which its detailed application will be formally lodged with Liverpool City Council.

The plans are for a state-of-the-art, 52-000-seater stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, within Peel L&P's Liverpool Waters development.

Combined with Everton's plans for a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park, the transformational proposals have the potential to deliver a £1bn boost to the city's economy, create up to 15,000 new jobs and deliver £237m of additional societal value.

The stadium plans will be followed by a separate outline planning application for Goodison Park, with the intention for both applications to be determined by Liverpool City Council at the same time.

The planning milestone follows more than two years of consultation with the general public, city stakeholders and fans, which has revealed widespread support for the proposals.

Writing in the blog post, Colin Chong, Stadium Development Director at Everton Football Club, said:

I'm pleased to confirm that our detailed planning application for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will be submitted on Monday 23 December.

Working alongside our design consultants, we have analysed the feedback to enhance the concepts we've already shared for the look, feel and layout of a stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, including our plans to not only preserve but to also celebrate the site's heritage.

It is a case of evolution rather than any major changes to the design presented during the second stage consultation. The results of that consultation made it clear Dan Meis' design was incredibly well received. The elements that the feedback told us people really loved about the design - the use of brick, the steepness of the stands, the respect to the area's heritage and nod to Archibald Leitch's architecture in the brickwork as well as the blending of new and old - will all be present within our final proposals.

– Colin Chong, Stadium Development Director at Everton Football Club