LIVERPOOL City Council leader Warren Bradley last night weighed in to support controversial plans to develop the former Garden Festival site.

He said the plans are a “thoughtful and workable solution” to the “blight” on the neighbourhood.

It is the first time Cllr Bradley has publicly supported the scheme, but he has been known to favour the plans privately.

His comments came ahead of today’s closing statements at the public inquiry into planning permission for more than 1,300 homes on the derelict Otterspool site.

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