Remediation work at the 23-acre former gardens site is permitted to start now, after the council applied to discharge planning conditions to prepare the site for the delivery of up to 1,500 homes.
The remediation work was recommended for approval at a Liverpool City Council planning meeting in April, subject to conditions.
Under the plans, contractor Vinci Construction is to carry out a clean-up operation at two sections of the Festival Gardens site in South Liverpool, which is split up into three zones.
Of these, the so-called ‘development zone’ at the north west part of the site, previously referred to as Festival Park and the location of the former Festival Hall, will be remediated for residential development, while the Southern Grasslands area, comprising open green space in the south-east part of the site, will be landscaped.
The planning application also proposes a temporary haul road between the development zone and the gardens, the third section of the site.
The scheme is being delivered by a joint venture between Liverpool-based developers Ion Developments and Midia. BDP and AHR are the architects on the project.
Last year, Homes England agreed to provide a £10m grant to help fund the project.