English Premier League football club Everton has revealed details of a second public consultation phase for its proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and legacy project at Goodison Park.
The consultation will take place from July 26 to August 25, gathering fans’ views in 12 locations across all six city-region boroughs – Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Halton. The club has previously said new designs of the stadium would be revealed during the second public consultation.
Visitors will be given the chance to sample a virtual-reality experience that will provide 360-degree views of the stadium. The exhibition and consultation survey will also be available via The People’s Project website, and through a new dedicated app.
The app will contain a range of interactive materials such as an alternative-reality version of the new stadium and a VR tour of the inside and outside of the ground. It will be updated throughout the consultation period and the lifetime of the project.
The results and feedback generated from the consultation will form part of Everton’s final submission for planning applications for the Bramley-Moore Dock stadium and Goodison Park. The club hopes to submit applications by the end of 2019.
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.”
More than 20,000 people took part in the stadium’s first consultation, which found that the overwhelming majority of supporters backed the proposed move to Bramley-Moore Dock and the redevelopment of Goodison Park.
Last month it emerged that Everton was planning on including rail seating at its new stadium in preparation for safe standing – should legislation change in the future.
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