Get The Lowdown On Everton’s New Stadium Planning Application

Everton’s plans for a new 52,888 capacity stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock are now open for public consultation, with the planning application available to view on the Liverpool City Council planning portal.

The Club’s plans were initially submitted on 23 December 2019 and have now been fully verified by Liverpool City Council with determination expected in the summer of 2020.

The application, consisting of over 50 technical documents covering 30 subject areas, includes information on the development of and the evolution of design of the new stadium, the creation of a water channel to retain the visual dock connection, a Fan Zone and a new 345-space multi-storey car park within the stadium building.

There is a heavy emphasis on heritage within the application, bringing the history of the docks to life and restoring and incorporating important historical elements into the landscape design, such as railway tracks which used to transport coal to and from warehouses around the site.

The application also includes a matchday transport strategy that has been developed in conjunction with Liverpool City Council Highways Authority, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Merseytravel, train, bus and taxi operators. The Club has also proposed the repair and restoration of the existing Grade II listed Hydraulic Tower as a cultural asset, which will be the subject of a separate application for listed building consent.

In addition to the full application, a streamlined version, focusing on key areas is available and can be accessed by clicking the following links. This includes the following documents extracted from the full detailed suite.

Design & Access Statement – This document describes the site and its surrounding context in both physical and heritage terms, the design evolution and access arrangements for the project.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Part Four

Part Five

Part Six

Part Seven

Part Eight

Part Nine

Part Ten

Planning Statement – This document assesses the acceptability of the proposed development with regard to the statutory development plan and other material considerations and focuses on the key planning considerations. The Statement considers the principle of developing a stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock, assesses aspects of the design and other environmental effects, and evaluates the compliance of the proposal.

Heritage Statement – This document describes the site and establishes the relevant heritage-based legislation, policy and guidance. The document provides the history of Bramley-Moore Dock and its surroundings, and summarises the proposed development and assesses its effect on the historic environment.

Transport Assessment / Match Day Transport Strategy / Framework Event Transport Strategy - This document summarises the Transport Assessment, which considers how visitors to the stadium will access the site by different modes of transport and contains plans showing the proposed parking restriction zones.

Submit your comments on the proposals directly to Liverpool City Council

Residents, local businesses, stakeholders and the general public have the opportunity to give Liverpool City Council their views on the proposals, with the Council’s formal consultation on the planning application open until Friday 20 March.

Comments on the application need to be made in writing by 20 March 2020 quoting the application reference number 20F/0001. Comments should be emailed to the dedicated council application email address

A hard copy of the application has also been deposited at Central Library, William Brown Street, (1st Floor Reference Section) and is available to view during normal library opening times – no appointment required.

Comments can also be sent by post to The Planning Department, Liverpool City Council, 4th Floor, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH, quoting the application reference number 20F/0001.