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Solar Planning Permission

Planning permission for solar installations in England will differ to that applicable to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland so, it is advisable to contact your Local Authority Planning Department first if you are considering a solar installation.

Generally, solar panels are considered ‘permitted development’ and planning permission is not required. 

Leaseholders may need to obtain permission from their Landlord, Freeholder or Property Management Company.

Building Regulations

Installation of solar panels on roof tops will be subject to the requirements of Building Regulations as the ability of your existing roof to carry the load (weight) of the panel will need to be checked and proven.  Some strengthening work may be necessary to your roof to ensure it can take the load.  Installation will require electrical works which are also governed by Building Regulations.

It is always advisable to obtain a professional opinion as to whether planning permission is required for your installation, what specialist work is required and what building regulations may apply.  Having a survey done will answer most of these questions.

DISCLAIMER

The planning information provided above is for guidance purposes only and is not intended as a replacement for formal professional and legal advice. If there is any doubt, your Local Authority Planning Department should be contacted and professional advice obtained before proceeding with your solar panel installation.  Click here to access details of the government’s Town & Country Planning legislation

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