The management of AWKWARD news in Liverpool. We Just Punched the Keyword “Stadium” into the front pages of what present themselves as THREE comprehensive, informative local websites and NOTHING came up. But Why…?


p.s. On the 23rd February 2021 – three days ago – the historic decision to build a new football stadium on the banks of the River Mersey, which involves the filling in of the historic Bramley Moore Dock and the sacrificing of Liverpool Waterfront’s World Heritage Status


The Planning Application number is 20F/001

If you search for the above application number or the key words STADIUM, DOCK, BRAMLEY MOORE on the Liverpool Council website, even inside the Planning Applications page, you will come up with nothing at all.

But we perservered and kept digging until we came up with this:


So Liverpool Council’s Head of Planning has recommended it for approval to local, elected councillors.

Sarah Campbell, Liverpool City Council Head of Planning


p.p.s There’s zero news on the landing page of the local rag:

p.p.s And there’s nothing on this very specific Wikipedia page about any relevant recent Liverpool Council meetings:

But BBC News, who have no obvious direct local or financial interest in planning decisions on new developments, have stepped in to confirm it’s been approved and judging by the tone of the article, it’s the best thing since sliced bread:

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