Procedure

Here you will find the outline procedure for applying through the Listed Building Consent Order (LLBCO) for works to rear windows, rear doors, yard gates and satellite dishes. There is also useful information in the LLBCO Brochure. Click on the bookmarks below to be directed straight to information on the type of work you are interested in:

Rear Doors     Yard Gates     Rear Windows     Satelite Dishes


General

Applicants will submit an LLBCO Notice Form (see LLBCO Notice Form) specifying the applicant’s contact details, agent and/or joiner/contractor’s contact details, the address of the listed building and a description of the nature and scope of the proposed work. The Notice Form also includes a check list for required supporting documents, including photographs and drawings.

Advice

Wirral Council strongly recommends that applicants seek advice from either the Conservation Officer at the Council or the Port Sunlight Village Trust’s Conservation Adviser prior to making a Notice for works covered by the LLBCO. These heritage professionals can assist you in making an appropriate determination regarding eligibility for works covered under the LLBCO, especially with regard to meeting the ‘severely deteriorated’ threshold for replacing original features (rear windows, rear doors and yard gates).

For replacing rear windows, rear doors and yard gates:

The LLBCO Notice Form shall be accompanied with an overall photograph of the exterior (rear) of the house and close up photographs from the exterior and interior of the features that are to be replaced.
In addition to the documentation requirements above, for replacing rear windows under the LLBCO, applicants must submit a scaled and dimensioned drawing of the proposed glazing bar profile (scale at 1:1), architrave profile (scale at 1:1) and horizontal and vertical section drawings (1:2) for the proposed windows. A joiner, window manufacturer, architect or surveyor can prepare these drawings for you.

For relocating or installing satellite dishes:

The LLBCO Notice Form shall be accompanied by an overall photograph of the exterior of the house, detail photographs of the proposed location and sight line photographs of the proposed location from the access roads and other viewpoints. The photographs shall have an ‘X’ marking the proposed location of the dish. The photographs shall be accompanied by supplier’s details for the dish or a simple drawing of the satellite dish showing colour, dimensions and installation details.

Rear Doors Back to top

Rear doors are protected features in listed houses. Any alterations or replacements of them will require permission from Wirral Council and the Port Sunlight Trust. Most Port Sunlight houses were built with solid framed wood doors. Some houses were built with partially glazed, framed wood doors. If your door looks like either one of the doors shown on this page, you might have an original or an appropriate replica of an original Port Sunlight door. Contact the Trust’s Conservation Adviser or the Council’s Conservation Officer for advice. There is also further information in the LLBCO Brochure.

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Appendix 5: Rear Door Type 1 Drawings

There are five appropriate rear door types that can be used to replace severely deteriorated or inappropriate rear doors under the LLBCO in Port Sunlight village. You may use any one of the rear door types shown in the LLBCO. The doors illustrated and specified on the drawings must be replicated precisely to be covered by the LLBCO. Overall dimensions (height, width, thickness) for the doors will vary from house to house.

Solid rear door

Appendix 5: Rear Door Type 2 Drawings

There are five appropriate rear door types that can be used to replace severely deteriorated or inappropriate rear doors under the LLBCO in Port Sunlight village. You may use any one of the rear door types shown in the LLBCO. The doors illustrated and specified on the drawings must be replicated precisely to be covered by the LLBCO. Overall dimensions (height, width, thickness) for the doors will vary from house to house.

Rear door with 6 panes of glass

Appendix 5: Rear Door Type 3 Drawings

There are five appropriate rear door types that can be used to replace severely deteriorated or inappropriate rear doors under the LLBCO in Port Sunlight village. You may use any one of the rear door types shown in the LLBCO. The doors illustrated and specified on the drawings must be replicated precisely to be covered by the LLBCO. Overall dimensions (height, width, thickness) for the doors will vary from house to house.

Rear door with 4 panes of glass

Appendix 5: Rear Door Type 4 Drawings

There are five appropriate rear door types that can be used to replace severely deteriorated or inappropriate rear doors under the LLBCO in Port Sunlight village. You may use any one of the rear door types shown in the LLBCO. The doors illustrated and specified on the drawings must be replicated precisely to be covered by the LLBCO. Overall dimensions (height, width, thickness) for the doors will vary from house to house.

Rear door with 3 panes of glass

Appendix 5: Rear Door Type 5 Drawings

There are five appropriate rear door types that can be used to replace severely deteriorated or inappropriate rear doors under the LLBCO in Port Sunlight village. You may use any one of the rear door types shown in the LLBCO. The doors illustrated and specified on the drawings must be replicated precisely to be covered by the LLBCO. Overall dimensions (height, width, thickness) for the doors will vary from house to house.

Rear door with 9 panes of glass

Yard Gates Back to top

Typical boundary wall c.1960This page is for those of you who are looking to replace your yard gate. When they were originally built, nearly every house in Port Sunlight village had a yard gate. They were (and still are!) situated in the brick or stone boundary wall of your property, enclosing the yard at the rear or side of your property. According to current planning policies, both the yard gate and the boundary walls are protected features as they are within the curtilage (boundaries) of the listed property. Alterations, additions and demolition of the yard gates and boundary walls require consent from Wirral Council.

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Appendix 6: Yard Gate Drawings

There is one appropriate yard gate that can be used to replace severely deteriorated or inappropriate yard gates under the LLBCO in Port Sunlight village. You must use the yard gate shown in Appendix 6 to do work under the LLBCO. The yard gate illustrated and specified on the drawings must be replicated precisely to be covered by the LLBCO. Overall dimensions (height, width, thickness) for the yard gates will vary from house to house.

Yard gate drawings

Rear Windows Back to top

This page is for those of you who are looking to replace your rear windows. To be covered under the LLBCO the current windows must either be deemed inappropriate (see Appendix 3 below for details) or else the whole window must be deteriorated beyond repair by at least 3/5th.

Severely Deteriorated features are those where more than 3/5th of the total unit are beyond repair. If a window, door or yard gate deteriorates to this point, it is no longer cost effective to repair the feature. When assessing the deteriorated conditions of windows and doors, all of the following elements must be taken into consideration: frame, sill or threshold, glazing bars, rails and stiles, glass, and ironmongery.

Not ALL rear windows are included in the LLBCO. For more information on rear window replacement and to find out if your rear windows are included in the LLBCO, please see Appendix 3: Rear Window Types Schedule in the link below. The documents below will help you determine if you have an inappropriate window type, and what rear window type you should have for your property.

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Appendix 3: Rear Window Type Schedule by Address

A schedule of rear window types for Port Sunlight Village. Please note that metal windows, leaded light windows (of any type) and awning windows are not presently covered by the LLBCO. We hope to amend the LLBCO in the future to include these window types.

Rear window schedule of types

Appendix 4: Schematic Rear Window Drawings: Casement Window

This schematic drawing shows the typical construction and specifications for replacement timber casement (side hung) windows in Port Sunlight village. The panes of glass, profiles and dimensions for your windows will be different. Use this drawing as a guide to get you and your joiner started.

Casement Windows

Appendix 4: Schematic Rear Window Drawings: Double-hung

This schematic drawing shows the typical construction and specifications for replacement timber double-hung (vertical sliding sash) windows in Port Sunlight village. The panes of glass, profiles and dimensions for your windows will be different. Use this drawing as a guide to get you and your joiner started.

Double-hung windows

Inappropriate uPVC windows. These windows could be replaced under the LLBCO

Example of severely deteriorated window

Example of severely deteriorated window

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To qualify for consent to install or relocate a satellite dish under the LLBCO:

The replacement or new dish must be located at the REAR of the property and positioned at a LOW level so as not to be visible from the highway or any access roads. Suitable locations include:

When a suitable position for the satellite dish has been allocated, then ALL of the following conditions must be satisfied:

  • The dish must be as small as possible and in no instance larger than 60 centimetres in any linear dimension.
  • The colour of the dish shall harmonise with the fabric of the building.
  • Installation shall not harm or destroy character-defining features. No screws or brackets should be drilled into the bricks or windows.
  • A maximum of two cable runs is permitted at the exterior.
  • Cables should be secretly located. When satellite dishes are located on the roof or by a chimney, where possible cables should be located within the roof void.
  • Redundant satellite dish/dishes must be permanently removed from the property.

For all work covered by the Order, only the approved designs specified for your property may be used. See:

  • Appendix 2 for the schedule of addresses covered by the LLBCO.
  • Appendix 3 for schedule of rear window types by address.
  • Appendix 4 for schematic drawings and specifications for replacement rear windows. Schematic drawings are included to describe approved materials and construction.
  • All details, features, profiles and dimensions of the specific windows to be installed must be drawn and submitted as part of your LLBCO Notice Form.
  • Appendix 5 for drawings and specifications for replacement rear doors. Any one of the five door types may be used. No other rear doors or rear door types may be used under the Order.
  • Appendix 6 for drawings and specifications for replacement yard gates. There is only one yard gate design specified in the LLBCO. No other yard gates may be used under the Order.

Email or post the photographs, drawings (where required), product details (where required) and the completed LLBCO Notice Form to the Conservation Officer at Wirral Council:

Jess Malpas
Wirral Council
Regeneration & Environment Department
Development Management
North Annexe
Brighton Street
Wallasey
WIRRAL
CH44 8ED

The Council will send written confirmation that Notice form and supporting materials have been received.
You are advised to submit all required supporting documents and complete the checklist included on the LLBCO Notice Form to avoid delays in the determination of your proposal. All the necessary information should be submitted together (completed Notice form and supporting documents). Failure to do so may delay registering and confirmation of your Notice.
The Council will have twenty-eight (28) days after confirmation of receipt to review the Notice and make a determination regarding the appropriateness of the work proposed for your property.
If the Council finds your proposal acceptable, then they will issue an Authorisation to Proceed letter.

If the Council does not find your proposal acceptable, then:

  • You will receive a letter requesting additional information;
  • Notification that your rear windows, rear door and/or yard gate does not qualify for the Order; or
  • Notification that an application for full Listed Building Consent will be required to complete the works that are proposed.