Liverpool City Council has submitted its own planning application for the facility to replace its existing cruise ship terminal with a new terminal able to handle the world’s biggest cruise liners.
According to the council, the application asks for permission to remove the existing Princes Jetty and construct "a statement building based on a suspended deck structure in the river".
The new terminal would include modern passenger and baggage services such as passport control, lounge, café, toilets, taxi rank and vehicle pick up point.
The new terminal would be built on a site gifted to the council by Peel, the developer behind the broader Liverpool Waters scheme which was approved by the government in 2013.
The application is expected to be heard by the council’s planning committee in January. Site preparation could begin in the spring, the council said.