Caring for Your House

Satellite Dishes

Satellite dishes are a modern addition to a historic property and can be harmful to the historic character of the houses and traditional roofline of the Conservation Area if not located properly. Formal consent is required from Wirral Council and Port Sunlight Village Trust (PSVT) before installing or relocating a satellite dish and this can done through the Local Listed Building Consent Order (LLBCO).

The LLBCO has been introduced to streamline the consent process for residents, to more effectively manage change and to encourage restoration of lost heritage features in the village. The LLBCO includes four classes of work, including the installation or relocation of satellite dishes.

Satellite dishes installed without consent are a breach of planning policy and the restrictive covenant agreed with PSVT. Enforcement action could be taken and fines levied if the illegal satellite dish is not removed.

For more information and to apply for consent through the LLBCO please see our Satellite Dish Information Sheet.