*Important information Dec 2010 - *still relevant September
We are receiving increasing numbers of enquiries about
planning requirements for installing Solar PV panels on domestic
From April 2008, the following renewable
installations for domestic properties became permitted development
(no need to apply for planning permission):
- Solar Electricity Photovoltaic systems
- Solar Thermal Hot Water System
- Stand alone solar equipment
- Ground source heat pump systems
There are some certain conditions and
restrictions in particular circumstances, for example, on listed
buildings/scheduled monuments, which are detailed in the
Development Order Document available on the planning
pages. For specific enquiries and for other types of renewable
installations, please contact the Planning Team.
Further Update September 2011.
From 1st October 2011, electric vehicle charging points will
also become permitted development.
From 1st December 2011, micro-wind turbines and air source
heat pumps will also become permitted development.
More information is available here:
Climate Change Strategy 2010-13
A joint Climate Change Strategy for Bromsgrove
and Redditch has now been published, following an update in June
2011 to respond to changing legislation. The
climate change strategy can be accessed here:
Climate change is the greatest environmental challenge facing the
world today. Rising global temperatures will bring changes in
weather patterns, rising sea levels and increased frequency and
intensity of extreme weather. The effects will be felt in the UK;
Internationally there may be severe problems for people in regions
that are particularly vulnerable. For more
detailed information on what Climate
Change Permitted Development means to us in the UK please
click on the link or the first picture below.
It is now widely accepted that climate change is happening and
that human activity is accelerating the process. Acting on Climate
Change is a key priority for Bromsgrove District Council in
2010/11. Whilst we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint,
we also need you to take part to reduce your own
carbon footprint. This website is designed to provide you with
information on what we are doing and what you can do yourself –
together we can tackle climate change and ensure the long term
sustainability of the District.
For more information on the science of climate change download
the MET Office Guide
to Climate Change by clicking on the link text or the 2nd
your carbon footprint please click on this link or access
other useful information by clicking on the Act On CO2
What are we doing in Bromsgrove and Worcestershire?