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Consultation Updates and Results

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation on the Bournville Estate Design Guide.

The first phase of consultation was held in summer 2020, when 1,228 residents completed the consultation questionnaire, 80 attended drop in sessions and four Covid-secure focus groups were held with Bournville Freeholders & Leaseholders Association (BFLA), Bournville Tenants Ltd, BVT’s Green Forum and the Scrutiny Panel.  

Using the feedback provided, a new draft Design Guide was produced with the help of our design partners, BDP, and put out to consultation in February 2021. As part of this, 362 residents gave their feedback on the new draft Design Guide, completing a questionnaire either online or on paper.

A live Facebook Q&A was held with residents to help answer any queries about the new Guide. We also spoke with local architects and Birmingham City Council’s Planning and Conservation Officer.

The results were very supportive of the draft Design Guide, but also included some specific points that we have addressed in the final Design Guide – please go to our Questions and Answers page for more details. 

  • Most respondents (60%) agreed the new draft Design Guide was at least partly in line with the feedback they gave in the first phase of consultation; just 8% stated the draft new Design Guide was not in line with the feedback they had given, while 32% stated they had not participated in the first phase.
  • For each section of the new draft Design Guide, respondents were asked for their views on the policies. For each section a majority stated they fully supported the policies; most of the remainder stated they broadly supported the policies, whilst between 2% and 4% did not support the policies at all.
  • We also asked for feedback on a range of specific policies; in each case a majority felt the policy was “about right” (the most positive response option offered).
  • 7 in 10 (70%) agreed the new draft Design Guide was easy to understand.
  • Residents were also asked to comment on the new zones set up to ensure that appropriate policies, differentiated where necessary, are in place for each area of the Estate. In all three zones, most agreed with the principle of zoning (84% overall) and in all three zones most also agreed the zone areas were about right (63% overall).
  • Most (80%) agreed the process of applying to make an alteration was set out clearly in the draft new Design Guide, and 79% agreed the roles of BVT and the Council in relation to alterations were set out clearly.

To read the new Guide, please go to our Read New Bournville Estate Design Guide page.

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