The first adverts have been published in national press as part of the controversial move by Liverpool City Council to dispose of several acres of open space next to the grade 1-listed Sefton Park in Mossley Hill.
The council voted earlier this year to sell the 6.79 acres at Park Avenue which it says are surplus to requirement. Strong and sustained campaigns against the sale followed the council's decision and continue today. An estimated value of £10m was described in the council's first report into the plan in March. Around 1,300 people objected formally to subsequent public notices about loss of open space published by the council. A petition with 7,500 signatures from people opposed to the disposal was handed to the council's Cabinet in June when the sale was approved by the local authority.
The council is now offering the leasehold interest in the site for "exemplar residential development".
Opponents, who call the site Sefton Park Meadows, say they will object to planning applications for homes on the site.
The closing date for expressions of interest is 31 January 2014.