Residents are being invited to give their views on the planned redevelopment of Goodison Park at drop-in sessions being hosted by Everton.
The Club is inviting people living around the stadium to attend an exhibition where they will get the opportunity to speak to representatives from The People’s Project and the Club’s Neighbourhood teams about proposals for a community-led legacy following the football club’s proposed stadium move to Bramley-Moore Dock.
The drop-in sessions, which take place next week, will give residents an opportunity to hear feedback from recent focus groups held with people living and working in the area as well as providing the opportunity to share their views and put questions to the Club.
Taking place in ‘The Everton Free School and Football College’ on Spellow Lane, local residents are invited to drop in from 8am to 8pm on Tuesday 16 April and Wednesday 17 April.
The sessions are part of the Club’s ongoing engagement with local people as it refines its plans to create a range of community-led developments on the Goodison Park site, potentially including homes, health, education and community facilities.
A formal second-stage public consultation into Everton’s Goodison Park and Bramley-Moore Dock plans will take place this summer, which will include consultation on the design concepts for both sites. The Club also intends to submit a detailed planning application for the stadium before the end of this year and, at the same time, an outline planning application for the redevelopment of Goodison Park.
During the first stage of the formal public consultation, held last November, an overwhelming majority of the 20,168 people surveyed supported the Club’s proposals for a new stadium (94%) and for the proposed community-led redevelopment of Goodison Park (95%).
Richard Kenyon, Director of Marketing, Communications and Community at Everton said: “It is essential that local residents and those who have businesses or other interests close to Goodison Park have an opportunity to have their say as we continue to develop our outline plans.
“The proposed redevelopment of our much-loved home is still some years away but we want to ensure we listen carefully to our community now so we can all make the most of this opportunity for L4.
“We have had some really interesting feedback following the focus groups we held recently and we’d now like to share that with local residents to hear their views.
We have a unique opportunity to create a development here at Goodison Park that will benefit the local community and we see the views of local people crucial in shaping this.”
Goodison Park Drop-In Sessions
Date: Tuesday 16 April, 8am-8pm
Date: Wednesday 17 April, 8am-8pm
Location: Everton Free School and Football College, Spellow Lane, Liverpool, L4 4DF