Neighbourhood Energy Plan

09/06/2011 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Community energy, Home Energy saving, Solar power | Leave a comment

Balsall Heath Is Our Planet has been given an award by Birmingham City Council for “helping to make Birmingham Green” (shown pictured).

Now Balsall Heath is to be one of the first to produce a Neighbourhood Plan under the government’s Localism Bill. The steering group of BHIOP is keen to create a Neighbourhood Energy Plan as an essential aspect of this – designing energy efficiency into our future.

The plan will show how we can protect ourselves from rising fuel prices and also generate our own renewable energy from solar roofs etc. Funds are being applied for to do the work over the coming months.

Our past work with community buildings will be extended. There will be a survey of the housing stock, and we will talk to households. We will look for opportunities to pay for a refit of the buildings for the future.

Any suggestions as to what should be included in the Neighbourhood Energy Plan are very welcome. Contact me; John Newson development officer tel; 0121 440 7919 email bhiop[at]


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