12 October 2016

Energy sector experts from Burges Salmon have advised Bristol Community Land Trust (BCLT) in connection with an innovative scheme to provide residents of one of its projects with renewable electricity from solar panels installed on rooftops.

The Burges Salmon team, led by partner Nick Churchward and solicitor Alec Whiter from the firm’s projects department, advised BCLT on the legal documentation in relation to the supply of electricity to occupants of its new development in Bristol. The electricity supplied comprises electricity generated by the 25kW solar PV array owned by BCLT, which is located on the roofs of the development.

Nick commented: “We are pleased to have been able to advise BCLT on this local solar energy project, assisting with the development of affordable housing and community assets in Bristol.”

Bristol Community Land Trust seeks to open up opportunities for acquiring and developing land for its members and strives to promote the cause of self-organised housing across the Bristol city region.

It also aims to nurture and support locally focused community land trusts whilst leading by example by developing environmentally sustainable, affordable housing and community based amenities.

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  • Energy and Utilities

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