Loads of Everton fans have been left fuming as The Guardian have reported that Historic England have objected to the plans of the Merseyside club to build their new stadium at Bramley Moore dock.
According to the outlet, the Toffees submitted an amended planning application for the proposed 52,888-capacity ground on Liverpool’s waterfront following feedback from Liverpool city council.
Where will Everton finish in the Premier League?
7th - 10th
That has prompted fierce condemnation from the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, which claims that the city’s world heritage status will do more harm than good for Liverpool should it be used against the scheme of the Blues.
EFC intend to restore several heritage features at Bramley Moore, including a Grade II listed hydraulic tower and tramlines, and the contentious dock walls would be preserved under the new ground.
These members of the Goodison Park faithful fumed upon reading the objections on Twitter, as they perhaps feel that the prospect of creating new jobs and investment into the economy will do more good than harm:
Unbelievable.. there is always a tension between progress and conservation, but this a balanced and well though through project.
— DB08ninetynine (@DB08ninetynine) September 15, 2020
Public benefits don’t make me laugh its waste land
— wogsy (@Ste95086092) September 15, 2020
Crazy have these people actually been to that area of the docks? It would be interesting to see where sewar works and scrapyards fit into Heritage status
— macster1878 (@macster1878) September 15, 2020
Historic England’s final statement is rhetorical.They KNOW that the Secretary of State will conclude that the benefits outweigh the loss of heritage.They simply wish to delay, because delay often causes developers to give up. It won’t in this case.They are wasting time,and money.
— Peter Morris (@petermorris1878) September 15, 2020
Govt have already praised the development so can’t see it being an issue. Historic England just wanting to be relevant. Not sure what they did for the dock these last 40 years 😡
— Toffeenosed #GTTO (@GeneHunt_uk) September 15, 2020
Hysterical england more like it
— James Prior (@JamesPr45980115) September 15, 2020
Evertonians, do you think the new stadium will go ahead? Comment below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience