A big thanks goes to the people of Liverpool who have been behind us all the way.
English Heritage together with the World Heritage Body UNESCO put up massive obstacles to prevent this development proposal getting permission.
Their studies and arguments have all collapsed and rightly so as it’s simply not right to expect derelict parts of cities with such a rich history to stand still and be fossilized.
I’m absolutely delighted that the Secretary of State shares the confidence we have in our ability to deliver this vitally important regeneration scheme, while protecting our architectural heritage.
Today’s announcement marks the start of a new era for Liverpool, paving to way to us delivering a world class development which will transform a part of the city that has been in desperate need of investment for decades.
Liverpool Waters will create thousands of jobs and opportunities for local people, as well as providing new housing and attracting new businesses and visitors.
The government has given the go-ahead to Liverpool Waters, a £5.5 billion scheme to regenerate 60 hectares of dock land in Liverpool.