Portsmouth is recognised nationally and internationally as a city of historic interest.

Its conservation requires specialist knowledge, particular care and the joint efforts of many different groups. Portsmouth City Council, businesses, property owners and local residents all have their part to play.

The leaflet below, called Conserving Portsmouth’s Heritage, explains briefly the council’s management role in conserving the city’s built environment, including the historic street furniture such as streetlights and shelters on Southsea seafront or unusual ceramic street names.

Read more below in the leaflet called Roads and street furniture in historic areas.

Contact us at planning before carrying out any works involving changes to a historic building, to be sure of the legal position.