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In spring 2020, we started our journey of reviewing and refreshing our Bournville Estate Design Guide. Our intention was to do this in partnership with you our customers, our stakeholders, and other key agencies and groups through a series of consultations, workshops and surveys. This review needed to be reflective of our customers’ voice in order to deliver a Bournville Estate Design Guide that was fit for the 21st century.

Against a backdrop of COVID19 lockdowns, our staff have been able to consult with well over 1,200 residents, collecting their views, suggestions and ideas for what they would like the Bournville Estate Design Guide to look like.

Following this, we have worked with a Resident Steering Group, made up of representatives across all of our Birmingham estates, Birmingham City Council’s Planning and Conservation teams and our Board of Trustees to share this feedback. Our first draft of the new Bournville Estate Design Guide is based on all this feedback.

We are now excited to be able to start the final stage of the consultation process in sharing with you the draft Guide to make sure that we have heard what you’ve said and it is reflected in the document. This is a further opportunity for you to feedback to us before we launch the new Bournville Estate Design Guide in the summer. You can take part in the final stage of consultation on our Take Part in Final Consultation Questionnaire page. Our design partners BDP have helped us produce a fresh, modern and clear Design Guide that still reflects the rich history and heritage of our Estates.

There are some significant changes to how we will operate the Guide in the future, and we are confident that what we have learned from this work will continue to enhance the communities that you live in for future generations.

I would like to also take this opportunity to thank all the BVT officers involved in this project across the organisation for their hard work and dedication and to all residents who have taken part in these consultations.

I look forward to continuing to work with you.

Arthur Tsang

Director of Communities 

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