According to the Daily Post

THE CONSTRUCTION of 1,300 apartments on Liverpool’s former International Garden Festival site has been given the go ahead by the Government.

Communities Secretary Hazel Blears has approved planning permission given by Liverpool City Council for the £250m project following a public inquiry held in 2007 and January this year.

John Downes, managing director of Langtree, one of the partners in the scheme, said he was “delighted” by the result.

Liverpool council and Langtree McLean will now sit down to agree a timetable for work to start on the 125 acre site in Otterspool.