Everton FC’s plans to develop a new 52,000 capacity stadium at the Bramley-Moore Dock in the north of Liverpool have been approved, the club said via its official website.
The Bramley-Moore Dock site on Liverpool’s waterfront was given council go ahead in February but the government seek for more time to look at the proposals.
The Premier League club, has been at Goodison Park since 1892, and has been in search for a new home for 25 years.
The club has stated it can now proceed, saying it was a “momentous day”.
They said they now have a written confirmation of the approval after Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary Robert Jenrick reviewed the plans.
Historic England didn’t agree to the new stadium plans, insisting it could harm the city’s heritage and culture, but this was dismissed by the city’s planning committee.
Everton’s chief executive officer Prof Denise Barrett-Baxendale while speaking in a council meeting last month noted that the development would be the “most inclusive and sustainable” stadium in the UK and would “preserve the area’s heritage”.