Everton are now planning to lodge a application late next summer for their proposed new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock.
Everton have confirmed that they have launched a public consultation phase under the name ‘The People’s Project’ as they seek public backing before firming plans for their move.
The first public consultation will start on November 15 and will visit various locations over 17 days.
Everton are asking the public to support the concept of a move to Bramley-Moore Dock and the legacy plan for Goodison Park which could include the development of community led amenities.
Everton Chief Executive Officer Denise Barrett-Baxendale told ‘Sky Sports’: “This consultation marks a very significant moment as we progress with this project. We would like as many people as possible – and not just football fans – to take part and let us know their views.
“Our ambition is not just to create a new home for a very proud and historic football club but also a new landmark stadium, in an iconic setting, which will deliver huge regeneration benefits for the whole of the Liverpool City Region.
“We have deep roots in L4 and are committed to building on the extensive investment we have already made in the area. We are preparing plans to redevelop the existing stadium site to create facilities which will benefit the whole community, creating jobs and improving lives.
“Everton is committed to delivering an authentic football stadium which responds to Liverpool’s World Heritage Site designation. The plans we are developing will respect the historic features of the site and complement its surroundings