PLANS to re-route the River Alt to help clear the way for a huge Amazon warehouse in Liverpool have been submitted to the city council.
At present the river is culverted through the Stonebridge Cross development site, off the East Lancs Road.
But re-routing and opening it to the elements to run alongside Stonebridge Lane for half a mile, would create one large development site instead of two separate plots of land, and improve the local environment.
Amazon is yet to make a firm decision on whether to open a warehouse on the site, a move that would create up to 1,000 jobs.
Croxteth ward councillor Peter Mitchell said he could not confirm who the end user for the site was, but that a decision was expected in a matter of weeks.
Cllr Mitchell said: "We are continuing to work with the end user to deliver the opportunity for up to 1,000 new jobs.
"We are hopeful that a decision will be made on that in the next few weeks."
The Cass Foundation, a Liverpool-based environmental charity, are behind the plans to re-route the river.
Although not directly linked to the Amazon plan, it believes re-routing the Alt would improve the environment and make one large development site available even if the online retailer decides not to move to the city.