Liverpool give Anfield update

Liverpool's plans to redevelop Anfield could be submitted before the end of the season after the next stage of the area's regeneration was unveiled.

Last Updated: 30/01/14 at 19:22 Post Comment

Liverpool can take a further step in their plans to redevelop Anfield

Liverpool can take a further step in their plans to redevelop Anfield

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Further details about proposed work on the Main Stand and Anfield Road were revealed in the Anfield Spatial Regeneration Framework (SRF) published on Thursday.

Liverpool City Council will consider the SRF on February 7 and if the draft is approved a four-week public consultation will take place before it can be officially adopted by the council in April.

All parties can then submit planning applications, although the club have always stressed they have never put a timeline on their proposals for the revamp.

But the document states that proposed developments are expected to be delivered by 2018.

Managing director Ian Ayre said earlier this week their plans were based on "certainties" and although deals have been agreed for 67 of the 71 properties affected by the stadium plans, the remaining houses have yet to be acquired.

The remaining four properties are owned by two owners and negotiations are still ongoing, but the council has already indicated it will pursue compulsory purchase order (CPO) powers where agreements cannot be reached.

Formal approval of the potential use of such powers could come by the end of February but CPOs are regarded as a last resort.

"The publication of the draft SRF document is another important milestone in the regeneration project as we continue this exciting journey to transform the Anfield area," said Ayre in a statement.

"Any final decision regarding a future stadium expansion continues to be based on certainty - certainty that we can obtain the necessary land around the stadium to facilitate any expansion; certainty that there is demand for any future expansion; certainty that we have home owners' support; and certainty that we will be able to navigate the complex planning landscape.

"We regard the progress to date as extremely positive and will continue to be fully supportive of the regeneration project with Liverpool City Council and Your Housing Group."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Transfer news: Arsenal sign defender Calum Chambers from Southampton

Arsenal have signed defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million.

Indian Super League: Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires to play in ISL

World Cup winner and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will participate in the inaugural Indian Super League.

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp denies Loic Remy failed Liverpool medical

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has rubbished claims Loic Remy's move to Liverpool broke down over a failed medical.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property