Langtree Group and David McLean Developments have today submitted an application to redevelop the 88-acre International Garden Festival site.

Under the £250m scheme, a public park will be created as well as 1,300 homes.

Warren Bradley, leader of Liverpool City Council, said: ‘The Garden Festival site is one of the most important gateway routes into the city and demands a development of the highest quality. Clearly this scheme will be subject to the normal planning procedure but it is very encouraging that progress is being made with the site.’