Date announced for Everton stadium inquiry

by Pete Hayman | 19 Aug 2008

A date has been announced for the public inquiry into plans put forward by Everton Football Club for a new stadium in Kirkby, Liverpool.

The £120m, 50,000-seat stadium is part of a wider £400m joint regeneration venture with supermarket company, Tesco.

Communities secretary Hazel Blears called in the project two weeks ago, and the government has announced a date of 18 November for the inquiry to start.

Leader of Knowsley Council, Councillor Ron Round, said: "The council is pleased the inquiry will be heard so swiftly. The people of Kirkby deserve a final decision on the regeneration of their town and holding the inquiry before the end of the year will bring clarity on the future of this development.

"We’ll now be talking to our partners about the next steps in this process."

Everton FC declined to comment.

A date has been announced for the public inquiry into plans put forward by Everton Football Club for a new stadium in Kirkby, Liverpool. The £120m, 50,000-seat stadium is part of a wider £400m joint regeneration venture with supermarket company, Tesco. Communities secretary Hazel Blears called in the project two weeks ago, and the government has announced a date of 18 November for the inquiry to start. Leader of Knowsley
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Date announced for Everton stadium inquiry
A date has been announced for the public inquiry into plans put forward by Everton Football Club for a new stadium in Kirkby, Liverpool.