Liverpool have moved a step closer to starting redeveloping Anfield, after their stadium expansion plans were given the green light by officials, reports the Liverpool Echo.
Elected members of the planning committee are now set to visit Anfield next Tuesday to voting on the scheme, with the most recent report saying the club are looking to put in place a £150million scheme that will take around 20 months to complete.
The club plan to add 8,500 seats to the Main Stand, whilst there is also outline permission recommended for an expanded Anfield Road Stand which would take capacity to 58,800.
The 70-plus page council report reveals that “the new Main Stand would be constructed behind the existing stand to its full height”.
It adds: “The existing roof and upper six rows of the Main Stand need to be demolished, the majority of work which would be done pitch side.
“The new roof would include a long span truss over the existing stand, which would be lifted into position by large cranes, which would sit on specially constructed steel towers on either end of the stand.
“Towards the end of the construction programme the access strip between the existing and new buildings would be in-filled with new floors and terracing, with the uppermost rows of the existing stand and roof then being demolished.”