The redevelopment of Anfield has moved a step closer after documents outlining plans were submitted for approval.
A new document called the ‘Anfield Spatial Regeneration Framework’ (SRF) has been released. It gives an update on the club’s plans, which include outlines for improvements in housing in the surround area and employment too.
The SRF will be considered by the council on 7th February and, if it is approved at that stage, a four-week public consultation will then take place before it would be adopted by the council in April. Four more houses in the area close to Anfield need to be purchased by the club, which has caused delay. The plan to build to build a new stadium on Stanley Park were scrapped last year after they were originally initiated.
Once the plans have been approved, work can begin on the Main Stand and Anfield Road end to increase capacity to 60,000 seats.
“The stadium is expected to be a landmark not only for the Anfield area but representing the Liverpool city on a global stage,” said the SRF.
“Therefore the highest quality of design is required.”
Part of plans include a new memorial to those who tragically lost their lives at Hillsborough in 1989 with a ‘Avenue 96’ being incorporated into the designs.