Liverpool Football Club is launching the next stage of its public consultation on the proposed expansion of its Anfield Road Stand.
Following the success of the first-stage consultation in December, which saw more than 800 responses, the vast majority being positive, the club has revised its initial proposed plans after listening to local residents, businesses and supporters.
A small number of local residents raised concerns about the proposed closure of a section of Anfield Road. The revised plans, which will be available to the public in early February, will include a new proposal for Anfield Road to remain open with the road realigned around the footprint of the proposed expanded stand.
The first-stage consultation included six drop-in events which took place at Anfield on matchdays and non-matchdays. In addition, there was also an opportunity to provide feedback via an online form on Liverpoolfc.com.
Andy Hughes, chief operating officer at Liverpool FC, said: “We’d like to thank all of the local residents and representatives, businesses, community groups and fans who took the time to come to our consultation events to give us their feedback.
“We have been clear that the proposed expansion of Anfield Road is based on three things; finding the right financial and economic model to deliver long-term sustainability, navigate the complex planning process and to have the agreement of our local residents, businesses and community groups.
“We have listened carefully to all the feedback we received during the first stage of our consultation. The aim of that exercise was to inform the design process of the proposals which is exactly what we have done by relooking at how we retain access for local residents through Anfield Road. These updated proposals will be shared again in full with local residents, businesses and supporters during our second-stage consultation, which will take place next month.”
The proposed Anfield Road Stand expansion will enter its second phase of consultation from February 6, 2020.
More information on drop-in events will be shared in the coming weeks.