This section explains the LLBCO basics – where it came from, why we have developed and adopted a LLBCO, what works are covered, and what it means for property owners in Port Sunlight.
A statutory tool established by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 (the Act) that enables local planning authorities to adopt ‘blanket’ Listed Building Consent for specific items of work in a set area.
The following works are included in the LLBCO:
Listed Building Consent is formal written permission from a local planning authority to carry out works to alter, extend or demolish a listed building and site or any protected part of that building or site.
There is no application or filing fee.
If works you propose are not covered by the LLBCO (i.e. replacement of front windows or replacement of inappropriate or severely deteriorated rear windows with a window type not specified under the LLBCO), then you must make an application for Full Listed Building Consent.
The LLBCO will be reviewed annually. If the LLBCO proves successful for Port Sunlight and Wirral Council, then the Trust will work with the Council to develop and adopt new LLBCOs to cover additional classes of work.
Applications for Listed Building Consent are made through the planning department at Wirral
Council. You can complete an application on-line and view guidance documents at
Council’s Conservation Officer can provide pre-application advice for a fee. The Trust’s
Conservation Adviser is available to provide advice for free, but the final decision to grant consent is with the Council.
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