Everton will try to salvage some of the Archibald Leitch architecture of both the Bullens Road and Gwladys Street stands after moving into their new Bramley-Moore Dock stadium.

However, the club's Stadium Director Colin Chong has explained why it would be "inappropriate" for too much of the famous buildings to be saved for future use.

The Blues' application for a state-of-the-art waterfront ground was approved by unanimous decision at a Liverpool City Council planning committee last week, alongside outline plans for a community-led legacy project at Goodison Park.

One of the standout features of Everton's current stadium is the incredible architecture of Archibald Leitch across the Bullens Road and Gwladys Street stands.

One councillor in last Tuesday's meeting asked how much of that could possibly be saved, with the Scottish architect's works now few and far between in the UK, and Everton's Stadium Director gave a clear response.

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Chong told the committee: "Just with regards to the Bullens Road and Gwladys Street, they are actually the two oldest stands at the football ground and probably contain the majority of existing problems that we have at Goodison Park, mainly due to its age.

"The structural elements that you refer to, particularly the truss that runs across the top of the Bullens Road, we are looking to try and salvage some of them heritage architectural assets and maybe even incorporate them into the design at the new Bramley-Moore stadium.

"But with regards to incorporating existing facilities within Bullens Road and Gwladys Street I think it would probably be, I suppose, inappropriate.

"The stands themselves are timber, and they wouldn't allow us to comply to current building control regulations.

"So although we can look at trying to maximise some of those heritage assets within the new stadium, and we can look to maximise some of those assets on the site as we develop the detailed design of the Goodison Park legacy project, we haven't quite determined what the extent of that would be yet."

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Everton's legacy plans at Goodison are an outline application, meaning that the proposals can be less specific than the extreme detail of the Bramley-Moore project.

The club's CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale was another representative of the Blues in last week's committee, and she made clear how important the heritage of their current stadium is to everyone involved.

Barrett-Baxendale remarked: "I think it's something that's really important to us and really important to Evertonians, and you'll see how we embedded that design in terms of the brickwork in the new stadium.

"It's something we have spoken about at length, about how we can have this reclamation and how we can make sure we can actively use as many products as we can in the new stadium.

"But only when, obviously, it's safe to do that."