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Solar panel trial for Birmingham neighbourhoods

At BVT, we’re committed to creating and maintaining distinctive environmentally sustainable places. This is why we regularly look for new and better ways of doing things.

In 2021, we reviewed the Bournville Estate Design Guide and following feedback from residents, we reshaped it to place a much greater emphasis on protecting the environment and encouraging biodiversity.

The updated Guide included more freedom around the sensitive installation of solar technologies, like solar panels, and now we are taking this one step further.

As part of a trial, we are welcoming applications for solar panels that can be seen from public spaces in Birmingham neighbourhoods.

Applications will be reviewed on an individual basis, taking into account their impact on the local area and the zone they are in.

If you’re interested in fitting solar panels to your home, free pre-application advice is available. Once applications are submitted, they will be published on our portal where you can also submit comments.

To make an application, please go to our apply to make an alteration to your home page.

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