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Liverpool present planning application for £60m Anfield enlargement

Mon 30 November 2020 | 16:43

The Premier League champions intend to expand the capacity of their well[-known stadium to over 61,000 by adding around 7,000 seats in its Anfield Road Stand, and are also looking forward permanent permission to have concerts and important events.

The submission of the planning application was suspended in spring this year because of the doubt surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, but the squad feels they're ready to move on. This week, the application will be offered to Liverpool City Council, and a decision expected in spring 2021.

The Anfield Road projects have been the case of two stages of public consultation with local citizens, businesses, supporters, and stakeholders, which was prevented by the coronavirus crisis. The club mentions more than 700 replies were collected, with the “vast majority” of respondents supportive of the projects.

Andy Hughes, 

Liverpool

’s managing director, announced: 

We have been clear from the start that the expansion would be based on three things: financial viability and sustainability, the successful navigation of the complex planning landscape and with the co-operation of local residents and the community.

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We’d like to thank everyone who has offered a contribution to that consultation process. We feel that we now have a proposal that has been informed by our neighbours, will support the wider economy and provide an opportunity for more of our fans to come to Anfield to support our great team.

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The last nine months without fans in our stadium has driven home our commitment to making Anfield accessible to more fans than ever before and while a high level of uncertainty remains around Covid-19, we would like to be in a position to move ahead with the proposed redevelopment as soon as the time is right which is why we’ve decided to move forward with submitting the planning application.

Anfield 

will be open to fans for the first time since March this weekend, with 2,000 supporters set to go to Sunday's Premier League match against Wolves.

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