What you
need to

you need planning permission to:

  • Alter the windows or doors

  • Repair or renew the roof

  • Take down a chimney

  • Build a porch or extension

  • Put up a wall, fence or gate

  • Re-point any brickwork

  • Renew any pebbledashing

  • Paint or re-paint the outside of your house

  • Make a hard-standing for a car

  • Build a garage or car-port

  • Put up a garden shed or greenhouse, or

  • Cut down or prune a tree

you should:

  1. TELL your neighbour what you plan to do. You may need their approval.

  2. ASK the Council's Planning Department for details of their requirements, including the documents which they will need.

  3. TRY to use a professional to draw up your initial plans. Make sure they appreciate the special character of the Garden Suburb.

  4. CHOOSE a first-class contractor, preferably one who has previously worked in the Garden Suburb.

Most of us have chosen to live in the Garden Suburb
because we appreciate its uniquely green and pleasant character. Over the years, many of us have seen how even small changes to individual properties can damage the 'look and feel' of the area as a whole. But we have also seen how people's homes can be repaired, modernised and extended without spoiling their appearance.
By following the Conservation Area guidelines, we can all help protect our environment  -  and our investment.

Check our map showing the boundaries
of the Conservation Area

Planning permission will only be refused in cases where the character of the building or the area would be harmed. Some minor proposals may not need planning permission at all. BUT DOING WORK WITHOUT PERMISSION MAY MEAN HAVING TO DO IT AGAIN.

The only way to be sure is to contact the City Council's planning office: phone 0151 233 3021, or write to the Planning Department, Liverpool City Council, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool L3 1AH.

Download a copy of Liverpool City Council's Advisory Leaflet
for the Wavertree Garden Suburb Conservation Area (published in 1974)

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like to visit the
Hampstead Garden Suburb

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Page created by MRC 10 Feb 2001, last updated 13 Jan 2018  Next page  HOME PAGE