Everton FC’s plans for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock will be shown across the Liverpool City Region as part of the club’s second wide scale consultation with the public.
The People’s Project public consultation takes place from Friday 26 July to Sunday 25 August and will visit 12 locations across all six city region boroughs – Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Halton – over 19 days of the month-long consultation period.
Visitors to the travelling consultation will also have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the project with a virtual reality experience allowing users to experience 360-degree views of the stadium.
For those unable to attend, the exhibition and consultation survey will also be available via The People’s Project website and a new People’s Project app that will contain a range of interactive materials.
These will include an alternative reality version of the new stadium and a 360-degree VR tour of both the inside and outside of the ground. The app will be updated throughout the consultation period and the lifetime of the project.
The results and feedback of the month-long consultation will form part of the Club’s final submission for planning applications for both Bramley-Moore Dock and Goodison Park. Those applications are expected to be submitted by the end of 2019.
The public consultation marks the second stage of a formal process which began with a first stage public consultation last November.
More than 20,000 people took part in that consultation, with the overwhelming majority backing the proposed move to Bramley-Moore Dock, part of Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters site, and the redevelopment of Goodison Park.
Colin Chong, Everton’s stadium development director, said:
As well as the exciting designs for the stadium we will be revealing more details about all parts of the project, including how the stadium will respect and complement its surroundings, our approach to heritage preservation and enhancement, how fans could travel to and from the stadium and how we intend to create a powerful legacy for our spiritual home in Liverpool 4.
We believe that our proposals for the stadium and for Goodison Park will have a transformational effect on North Liverpool. It would support the city’s inclusive growth agenda by creating economic and societal benefits through boosting our local economy, creating jobs, attracting new visitors and creating new civic amenities.
It’s important that as many people as possible visit the exhibitions, take part in our consultation survey and let us know what they think.
The month-long consultation will ask members of the public for their views on a range of issues in relation to both Bramley-Moore Dock and the Club’s intention to leave a legacy at Goodison Park.
For residents living in Liverpool 4, a consultation leading on the Club’s intention to leave a sustainable legacy at Goodison Park will open at The People’s Hub on selected days over a two-week period.
Consultation is an essential part of the planning application process and it follows previous engagement by the Club with its fans, local residents and senior business, cultural and public sector figures in the Liverpool City Region, the club said.