Business owners and residents from the area surrounding Everton Football Club’s proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock were invited to have their say on the Club’s plans.
The drop-in event, targeted specifically at people who live and work in close proximity to Bramley-Moore Dock, was held at the Titanic Hotel. The consultation gave guests an insight into the Club’s plans including stadium layout, matchday transport strategy, road closures, parking zone restrictions and public transport use.
The consultation was divided into two sessions, a day-time consultation and a second after-work with timings aimed at accommodating both business owners and local residents alike.
Specialist transport advisors, Mott MacDonald, were in attendance to answer any questions and attendees were also able to experience the proposed new stadium through virtual reality, a stunning flythrough inside and outside of Everton’s proposed new home.
Colin Chong, Stadium Development Director, said: “We have been working with relevant stakeholders to put in place a robust transport strategy for the stadium and the views of those living and working in the surrounding areas of Bramley-Moore Dock are really important to us.
“We received a lot of support from the businesses and residents who attended and we are very grateful to all those who attended. This was an excellent opportunity to interact and hear the thoughts of the local community which will be fed into our plans as well as our planning application.”
The People’s Project second stage public consultation will remain open until Sunday 25 August. The Club are encouraging people to view the plans and give their feedback online at www.peoples-project.co.uk/consultation. As well as the new stadium and the Goodison Park legacy, full details can be found on all other elements of the project including heritage, transport, sustainability, environment and the socioeconomic impacts.