Support for residents
Our Conservation Adviser will help residents making applications for Listed Building Consent. We aim to provide useful information for residents to assist them with the conservation and maintenance of their homes.
External alterations and replacements
In many cases you will need Listed Building Consent from Wirral Council and written permission from Port Sunlight Village Trust to carry out any external alterations and replacements. The below documents will give more guidance and advice.
Download: General information and guidance
Download: Details of the restrictive covenants
Listed Building Consent forms and more information on planning applications can be found on the Wirral Borough Council website.
Houses in Port Sunlight should use lime-based mortar for re-pointing which helps the fabric of the house to breathe.
Download: Re-pointing your home
Exterior colour schemes for village homes are determined by Port Sunlight Village Trust under restrictive covenants. We have worked with residents and Wirral Council Conservation Officers to agree and publish a palette of appropriate colours that applies to most of the buildings in Port Sunlight.
Uniformity is integral to the heritage of Port Sunlight and you need to reflect this in a consistent colour for every house in each block. If you wish to change the block colour to another in the agreed palette a new block-wide agreement must be reached.
Download: House colour schemes
Installing a satellite dish
If you are looking to relocate or install a satellite dish, you can apply to do so through a Local Listed Building Consent Order (LLBCO) rather than applying for Listed Building Consent.
First you need to find a suitable location for your dish; it must not be visible to any public open spaces or highways. The best option is to place your dish no higher than your boundary wall. Unfortunately, if your dish is visible to any highway or public open space, even if it is on the rear of your property, it will not be considered an acceptable location and you will have to find an alternative television provider that does not require a satellite dish to operate.
If you need help identifying a suitable location for your dish, or have any other queries about the LLBCO process, please contact the Conservation Adviser, Lizzie Heywood at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0151 6444813 to arrange a site visit.
There’s more on LLBCOs on the Wirral Borough Council website.
Front garden complimentary planting
Whether you are a homeowner or tenant the front garden of your property remains in the ownership of Port Sunlight Village Trust, which is responsible for its general care and upkeep.
Residents take pride in their front borders and we encourage you to carry out complementary planting which will improve the border and enhance the appearance of the village.
Download: Complementary planting guidance