Local housing allowance

Information and answers to popular questions about local housing allowance.

Local economy

We are committed to grow Portsmouth's local economy. Portsmouth is undergoing a major transformation with £2+BN being invested in or committed to its infrastructure, amenities and new commercial developments.

Local authority searches and local land charges

Information regarding local authority land searches as part of the conveyancing process.

Local Development Framework evidence based documents

Information on evidence supporting the Local Development Framework.

Local development scheme

The Local Development Scheme (LDS) is the timetable for the production of the city’s planning policy documents, including the Portsmouth Local Plan. 

Local Flood Risk Management Strategy

Portsmouth City Council has completed a Local Flood Risk Management Strategy (LFRMS) to recommend measures to manage and improve the flood risk of the city.

LGBTQ+ young people and their families

Find out what support is available for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Intersex young people and their families.

Local mental health and wellbeing groups

On this page you will find information about local mental health and wellbeing groups in Portsmouth.

Leamington and Horatia House - the background

Background information about the rehousing of residents in Leamington House and Horatia House


On this page you will find links to our information for landlords.

Looking for a home

If you're looking for an affordable home in Portsmouth, there are options to rent or buy depending where you want to live, your age, and if you need help.


Things to do in Portsmouth, including parks, playgrounds, events, museums and youth clubs.


Search our library catalogue online, find Portsmouth library opening times and addresses, and find out how to borrow, renew and return items.


Apply for different types of licensing in Portsmouth, or view decisions and regulations.

Licensed Premises Gaming Machines Permits

Information on gaming machine permits for licensed premises for category C or D machines.

Licensing - online application and public register

View our public registers of licensees in Portsmouth, and links to our online licensing system, Public Access.

Licensing a sex establishment

Information on the licences required for sex establishment premises.

Licensing premises for marriages and civil partnerships

Information on how to apply to become a licensed premises for weddings or civil ceremonies.

Lottery registration

Information about licensing requirements for lotteries, including how to register.

Licensing decisions

Lists of licensing decisions made by the council since 2010.

Licensing rules and regulations

Links to all pages with licensing rules and regulations information

Licensing Act 2003 - advice for residents

Useful information on the Licensing Act 2003.

Licensing Act 2003 - statement of licensing policy

Information on the council's licensing policy.

Licensing committee

Useful information on the licensing committee, and it's officers and responsibilities.

Licensing policy statement

Information on the council's approach to licensing services.

Large household items

Guidance and advice on bulky waste collections for large household items around the city of Portsmouth.


This page gives you links to information about learning for adults in the community.

Literary events for schools

Details of literary events for schools run by the council's school library service.

Lord Mayor

Information about the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, including how to request an official visit from the Lord Mayor.

Lord Mayors of Portsmouth since 1927

Names of previous Lord Mayors of Portsmouth, dating back to 1927.

Lists and registers

This is about all the lists and public registers that the council holds. This includes licence registers and premises certificates.

Lakeside North Harbour

Lakeside is home to world-class brands and vibrant SMEs located in superb, flexible grade A office space.

Licensing decisions - October 2020

Information about licensing decisions for October 2020.

Laburnum Grove (TTRO 35/2020)

London Road (TTRO 10/2020)

Locksway Road (TTRO 13/2020)

Langley Road (TTRO 07/2020)

Licensing decisions - November 2020

Information about licensing decisions for November 2020.

Licencing decisions - December 2020

Total of Considered Licences For 2020 by (Licence type) as of 02 November

Leaseholder services - privacy notice

Landguard Road (TTRO 07/2021)

Licensing Committee - guidance

This page contains a guide to the law, procedures and functions of the Licensing Committee in relation to applications and representations made under the Licensing Act 2003.

LB – Somerstown - parking zone information

Information about the LB (Somerstown) parking zone, including a map of roads included and details of the restrictions.

LA – North Southsea - parking zone information

Information about the LA (North Southsea) parking zone, including a map of roads included and details of the restrictions.

Laburnum Grove (TTRO 18/2021)

Locksway Road (TTRO 23/2021)

Lower Drayton Lane (TTRO 35/2021)

Leisure Card discount list

On this page you'll find a list of places where a Portsmouth leisure card may give you discounts on activities.

London Road Coastal Promenade (TTRO 46/2021)

Levelling Up Fund

We will be bidding for the government's Levelling Up Fund. The fund will invest in infrastructure that improves everyday life across the UK

Local Carriageway Resurfacing Programme (TTRO 86/2021)

Little Hambrook Street (TTRO 100/2021)

Lawful Development Certificate for an existing use - checklist

This page lists a checklist of documents needed to apply for a Lawful Development Certificate for an Existing use.

Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development - checklist

This page lists a checklist of documents needed to apply for a Lawful Development Certificate for a proposed use or development.

Listed building consent - checklist

Checklist of documents needed for application of a listed building consent.

Lake Road (TTRO 105/2021)

London Road (TTRO 113/2021)

Locksway Road (TTRO 111/2021)

Local housing allowance - safeguard policy

Information about Safeguards in place for ‘direct payments’ under LHA.

Local authority and school - privacy notice

Privacy notice For pupils in schools, early years settings, alternative provision and pupil referral units.

Late representation to challenge a Penalty Charge Notice

Late representation to challenge a Penalty Charge Notice

Leamington and Horatia houses FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the future of Leamington and Horatia houses.

Locksway Road (TTRO 126/2021)

Landlord and tenant mediation service

We're piloting a service to help landlords and tenants navigate difficult situations in a more positive way

Local Transport Plan 4 (LTP4)

Lake Road (TTRO 136/2021)

London Road (TTRO 144/2021)

Light up a Life - Lake of Lights (TTRO 153/2021)

Locksway Road (TTRO 1/2022)

Landlord responsibilities around waste

As the owner of the building, it is your responsibility to ensure tenants have the correct information, suitable bins and waste storage.

Loss and bereavement – guidance for 5-10 year olds

Loss and bereavement guidance for 5 to 10 year olds

Low mood and depression – guidance for 5-10 year olds

Guidance, help and support for low mood and depression affecting 5 to 10 year olds

Loss and bereavement – guidance for 11-16 year olds

The term ‘bereavement’ refers to the whole process of grief and mourning and is associated with a deep sense of loss and sadness.

Low mood and depression – guidance for 11-16 year olds

Depression is a mental health difficulty that involves persistent low mood. It impacts on the way people feel, think and behave.

Lake Road (TTRO 16/2022)

Lake Road (TTRO 23/2022)

London Road (TTRO 52/2022)

LGA Peer Review 2021

This page is about when in October 2021 we took part in the Local Government Association's Corporate Peer Challenge.

Lake Road (TTRO 59/2022)

Local recycling points

On this page, you'll find the recycling points in Portsmouth and what you can recycle there.

Locksway Road (TTRO 72/2022)

Live Well in Portsmouth

Drop in for a chat and get free support from the Live Well team on issues that are important to you like money, health and community.

London Road Footbridge (TTRO 93/2022)

London Road (96/2022)

Local Carriageway Resurfacing Programme (TTRO 104/2022)

LGBTQ+ community

This page aims is awareness of and combat prejudice against the LGBTQ+ community while celebrating its achievement and diversity and increasing the visibility of the community.

London Road - Kipling Road (TTRO 122/2022)

Locksway Road (TTRO 121/2022)

Ludlow Road (TTRO 131/2022)

Lyndhurst Road (TTRO 136/2022)

Langstone Road (TTRO 117/2022)

Laburnum Grove (TTRO 183/2022)

Longshore Way (TTRO 185/2022)

London Road - Connaught Road (TTRO 186/2022)

Legal information for private tenants

This page contains legal information for tenants.

Legislation information for landlords

Includes information about smoke alarm and electrical safety regulations.

Low-cost travel

Low cost, sustainable ways to travel in and around Portsmouth, whether you're commuting to work, or taking the family on a day out.

Low-cost activities and entertainment

If you're being careful with money, find low-cost or free, family-friendly activities and events in Portsmouth, without having to splash out.

Lynton Grove (TTRO 216/2022)

Lakeside Avenue (TTRO 221/2022)

Lake of Lights (TTRO 223/2022)

London Road (TTRO 33/2023)

Langley Road (TTRO 54/2023)

Little Hambrook Street (TTRO 71/2023)

Ledbury Road (TTRO 67/2023)

Ludlow Road (TTRO 75/2023)

Lichfield Road (TTRO 85/2023)

Licensing information for landlords - FAQs

This page contains frequently asked questions about additional licensing for Landlord with HMOs in Portsmouth.

Langford Road (TTRO 95/2023)

London Road (TTRO 125/2023)

Lake Road (TTRO 132/2023)

Lealand Road (TTRO 145/2023)

Lodmond Close (TTRO 164/2023)

London Avenue (TTRO 180/2023)

Landport Street (TTRO 197/2023)

Little Arthur Street (TTRO 199/2023)

Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO)

The Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) is a role set out in the government guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018).

London Road (TTRO 213/2023)

London Road (TTRO 229/2023)

Local Carriageway Resurfacing Programme (TTRO 230/2023)

Lake Road (TTRO 251/2023)

Lansdowne Street (TTRO 263/2023)

Landport Street (TTRO 281/2023)

Lynn Road (TTRO 290/2023)

Laburnum Grove (TTRO 309/2023)

Landport housing office

This page gives you details of Landport housing office, including where it is and how to get in touch.

Leigh Park housing office

This page gives you details of Leigh Park housing office, including where it is and how to get in touch.

Landlord licensing application support sessions

On this page you'll find information about support sessions provided by the HMO licensing team to help landlords with their HMO applications.

Lake of Lights (TTRO 315/2023)

Licensing - acceptable documents for eligibility to work in the UK

This page lists documents that are accepted as proof of your immigration status and right to work in the UK when applying for vehicle and driving licensing.

Licensing - policies on convictions

On this page you will find information about how we deal with convictions for people applying for licences, including rehabilitation periods.

Licensing compliance and enforcement

This page provides an overview of the regulations and disciplinary policies we use as part of the vehicle and driving licensing process.

London Avenue (TTRO 28/2024)

Laburnum Grove (TTRO 31/2024)

Leaf it out - terms and conditions

On this page you will find the terms and conditions for our Leaf It Out green waste collection services.

Lake Road (TTRO 54/2024)

Large household items collection terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for large household item collections carried out by the council.