EVERTON'S proposals for a new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock have been granted planning permission by Liverpool City Council.

Due to the scale of the development, the detailed application for the 52,888-capacity ground now passes to the office of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick for consideration.

If there is no objection at that level, and the plans do not get "called in" for scrutiny higher up in government, then the club would look to start work this spring or early summer.

There is a 150-week build plan in place which will potentially see Everton start the 2024-25 season in their new riverside stadium.