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Everton Stadium received government planning approval

Downtown CEO Frank McKenna gives us his view on the government approval of the new Everton Stadium at Bramley Moore Dock.

”This news could not have come at a better time for the city. I was always confident that the quality of the planning application made by Everton Football Club to develop the Bramley Moore Dock site was of such a calibre that it was impossible to turn down – but you never know until the final decision is made.

“This project, as we have said many times, is more than a football stadium. It acts as a catalyst for regeneration for the north of the city, creating jobs, growth and opportunity. We must also remember that this will also lead to the Goodison legacy project, ensuring investment into Walton and a huge improvement in service provision there.

“Following the governments critical report about the City Council earlier in the week, this is a great way for Liverpool to bounce back. As I commented yesterday, the glass is still very much half full, despite the challenges at the Town Hall, and this planning approval demonstrates a genuine confidence from government that the city can deliver.”   

Watch our full event with the Liverpool Property Club, when we heard from a number of key names from behind the stadium development.

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