Everton’s £500m stadium plan has been approved by the government.
The Bramley-Moore Dock site on Liverpool’s waterfront was given council approval in February, but the government had asked for time to review the proposals.
A spokesman said the Toffees had received written confirmation of the approval after Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick reviewed the plans.
The Premier League club has played at Goodison Park since 1892 and has been looking for a new home for 25 years.
The club said they could now proceed, adding it was a “momentous day.”
Our plans to develop a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in the north of Liverpool can proceed after the Club’s planning application received government approval.
— Everton (@Everton) March 26, 2021
The new stadium will be situated within developer Peel’s £5.5bn Liverpool Waters site.
Historic England, which had objected to the new stadium on the grounds it could harm the city’s heritage, said that: “the strength of feeling for the stadium among many Liverpudlians and respect the process which has led to this decision.”
The director of development for the site, Darran Lawless stated that the firm was “delighted” with the decision.
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