With greater focus nowadays on the environment and energy conservation/generation, The Dulwich estate is drafting Policy Guidelines governing the installation of solar energy panels on properties subject to the Scheme of Management.
The Managers of the Scheme (Incorporated Trustees of The Dulwich Estate) recognise the need for enhancing the way energy is produced and consumed and solar panels can be effective in heating water and producing some electricity. However, almost all such installations require approval under the Scheme of Management even if they do not require planning permission from the local authority (but see below): residents are encouraged to contact the Scheme of Management office to discuss any proposals in advance.
Under the Scheme of Management, no alteration should be made to the external appearance of any building or structure or no new or additional building or structure should be erected without the prior written approval of the Managers.
Applications for the installation of solar energy panels should comply with the following:
The Conservation Office at Southwark Council has indicated; all development should preserve or enhance the historic character and appearance of buildings or areas of historical or architectural significance. Planning proposals that will have a material adverse effect on the historic environment will not be acceptable.
Contact details for the Scheme of Management Office are: