Liverpool: Decision on Everton's future stadium delayed

source: StadiumDB.com [MK]

Liverpool: Decision on Everton's future stadium delayed Special City Council meeting devoted to the project was expected in December. It will not happen. The planning application has been set back by COVID-19 and the sheer scale of Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium.

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Earlier today Building Design has confirmed there will be no decision on the future Everton stadium this year. Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium will have to wait longer for a permission/refusal. With the volume of paperwork [the decision] was never going to happen this year. said a spokesperson quoted by BDonline.

In case you were hoping for a specific new deadline to look forward to, there is none. Some time in the new year. is as specific as the person got.

Everton stadium, Bramley-Moore Dock© Everton FC, Pattern Design

Because the planning application is among the largest to ever be considered by the Liverpool City Council, it was expected to have a dedicated council meeting fror debate and vote. The date was set for December but work on the plans' evaluation has been particularly hard during times of COVID-19, an issue that has his Liverpool particularly hard.

We should also remember that the application has been amended as late as August, so there wasn't too much time for evaluation. Rushing to a decision wouldn't be wise as a number of conservation entities have been opposed to the entire scheme, led by the Victorian Society and Historic England.

Everton stadium, Bramley-Moore Dock© Everton FC, Pattern Design

Everton and its subsidiaries have held 30 meetings with Historic England alone to show they are devoted to meeting the strict expectations of UNESCO heritage protectors. As of now there are no signs that Historic England would change their mind and support the project.

As part of preparatory works, over the past months Everton's partners have been delivering samples of brickwork to the dock site. The goal was to judge how they fit with the historical surroundings and withstand the elements.

Everton stadium, Bramley-Moore Dock© Everton FC, Pattern Design

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