Liverpool’s plans to redevelop Everton Park are a step closer to realisation following a council recommendation made last week.

Everton Park redevelopment closer to realisation

Liverpool City Council’s plans to redevelop Everton Park into a major visitor destination are a step closer to realisation following the council’s cabinet recommendation that approval be granted for a memorandum of understanding with The Land Trust.

 
The council has been working with a range of different organisations in the area over the last two years, including the Friends of Everton Park, Liverpool Biennial and Liverpool Vision, to draw up proposals for the park.
 
Plans include a Sky Pier visitor centre, gallery event space and café with views across the city and the River Mersey, and a series of walks known as the Five Pathways.
 
On Friday 16 May, the cabinet was asked to endorse proposals to hand the park over to The Land Trust on a long-term lease. The charity will manage and maintain the park on a long-term basis.
 
The council is also expected to approve the phased development of land around the periphery of the park for housing, with the revenue being earmarked as an endowment to fund future management and maintenance. 
 
European Regional Development Fund cash has been secured to cover almost half of the £2m construction costs of the Sky Pier, ‘with further bids being made to minimise the cost to the council’. 
 

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