Hesketh Road Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan Consultation.

Closed 4 Sep 2023

Opened 20 Jul 2023


Local Authorities have a duty to review, from time to time their areas to ensure that places of special architectural or historic interest are being protected. The boundaries of existing Conservation Areas may be revised, new areas may be designated and those areas which have been eroded to the extent that their special character has been lost, may be de-designated.

Under section 72 of the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, the Council has a legal obligation to ensure that "special attention shall be paid to the desirability of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance" of the area when deciding planning applications.  

The first step to protecting the qualities of a Conservation Area is having a thorough understanding of its character. This should then underpin local policies for the area’s protection. This requires a thorough appraisal of the area to assess the contribution of each element (e.g. buildings, boundaries, trees, surfaces, etc.) to the area’s overall character. 


Information on the Hesketh Road Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan can be found on this website.

Physical copies of the information, is available at the Atkinson Library.

Comments are invited on the draft appraisal and management plan. Council Officers will be available on Thursday 3rd August 2023, between 5.00 - 7.00pm, if you wish to discuss any specific aspects of the document.

Venue - Committee Room, Southport Argyle Lawn Tennis Club, Argyle Road, Southport, PR9 9LH 

If you prefer to have a private meeting with one of our officers, please contact us by email.

Why your views matter

Public engagement is necessary as part of the process and also to raise awareness of Conservation issues.  The production of appraisals and the management plans of conservation areas directly affect those who live in the area and the public engagement is necessary to provide an opportunity to explain the Councils objectives and to give the residents and interested groups a chance to respond and tell us their views. 

Please note that at the end of this survey, before submitting your results, you will be asked if you want to provide an email address so that you can receive a PDF copy of your response.  This is completely optional.  The email address is only used to send the email to you via the online consultation system provided by Delib as the data processor.  The email address will not be stored with the responses and Sefton Council will not have access to it.  

What happens next

Once the feedback is received we will assess it and add any additional notes to the appraisal as an annex. You can view the appraisals that are published on the website for an example.


  • Hesketh Road Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan Event

    From 3 Aug 2023 at 17:00 to 3 Aug 2023 at 19:00

    Council officers will be available to discuss any specific aspects of the document.

    Committee Room
    Southport Argyle Lawn Tennis Club
    Argyle Road


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