Tuesday, 23 February 2021 16:06

Staff Reporter.

Everton FC's plans for a new 52,000-seater stadium have been unanimously approved by city councillors.

The club said the Bramley-Moore Dock site will be a "world-class addition" to the city's waterfront and hopes to host games there in 2024.

The £500m scheme which it's claimed will create 15,000 jobs will now go to the government for the final say.

Everton's £82m plans to redevelop Goodison Park as a legacy project were also approved.

Historic England had objected to the new stadium on Bramley-Moore Dock saying it could harm the city's heritage but this was dismissed by the city's planning committee.

The Premier League club, which has been at Goodison Park since 1892, said it had been looking for a new home for 25 years due to limitations at its current home.