Port Sunlight Village conservation area

A garden village founded in 1888 by William Hesketh Lever, Port Sunlight holds a unique place in the history of town planning. It was originally designed to provide industrial workers with decent sanitary housing in a considered architectural form. The village is set in 130 acres of well-maintained parkland with a mature tree scene. Nearly every building in the village is Grade II listed and two sections of the landscape are included in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.

The Port Sunlight Conservation Management Plan commissioned by the Port Sunlight Village Trust was adopted in 2011, further information is available on the Port Sunlight Village website.

Local Listed Building Consent Order

Wirral Council and Port Sunlight Village Trust have worked in partnership, with the financial support from Historic England, to develop a Local Listed Building Consent Order (LLBCO) for Port Sunlight

The LLBCO will streamline the consent process for residents, to more effectively manage change and to regain lost heritage features in the village.

View the LLBCO, it’s supporting documents and the Notice

Download planning documents relating to the Port Sunlight Village Conservation Area: