A fresh planning application for the redevelopment of the football club’s Anfield Road stand is set to come forward with “ambitious” new proposals now under consideration.
The club secured planning permission in 2014 to expand the Main Stand at Anfield stadium and an outline consent to add a further 4,800 seats to the Anfield Road stand.
While the additional 8,500 seats were added to the Main Stand, making it one of the largest all-seater single stands in European football, in 2017, the club will now let the Anfield Road consent to lapse in order to bring forward a new, larger expansion.
Community and fan engagement is now set to begin to inform the club’s fresh planning application.
Liverpool FC chief operating officer Andy Hughes said: “The progress that has been made during ongoing feasibility studies has resulted in us being in a position to allow the outline planning permission to lapse. We are committed to working with local residents, planning officials and others as we now focus on the detail behind any proposed redevelopment for Anfield Road.
“Throughout this process we have been clear that our objective is to find the best possible solution for Anfield Road and that remains the case.”
Architect KSS, landscape architect Planit-IE, and planning consultant Turley advised on the 2014 application.