Here we go again on the new stadium issue.
Everton Football Club and its proposed partners published their Outline Feasibility Study for the proposed Walton Hall Park development in November 2014.
If it goes ahead it would be part of the Strategic Regeneration Framework 2010 prepared by Liverpool Vision.
But they are opposed by the Our Ground Group, a local organisation determined to block the proposal and other projects they don't like. According to the Echo, there was a "huge turnout" in support of them in December 2014.
By now everyone knows it took the redshite over ten years to get adjoining properties and some of Stanley Park as well, all because of planning objections. Even if we could raise the money it would probably take us as long to do the same.
It seems the city is determined to stare at its own navel instead of actually getting things done like other cities. Is it any wonder both our local clubs can't compete fully?
In the past Evertonians have complained the city council, the mayor and the Echo have not given enough support to new proposals, whereas they have given it to the redshite. Some have even proposed a boycott of the Echo. And how many of the protestors are redshite supporters?
It seems we're doomed never to move to a badly-needed new stadium since obsolete Goodison Park and its insufficient 39,000 capacity can't be redeveloped within the existing site boundaries. Are we doomed to stay forever in a land-locked stadium with narrow concourses and where it takes forever to get served in small refreshment bars? Are we always going to have to park in residential streets around the ground and disturb other peoples lives and rights to privacy?
We have to move. Either that or buy and demolish many of the houses in the area to give us the necessary space, which would generate even more protests.
Can we ever again compete for trophies?
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