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DO I NEED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR SOLAR PANELS?

Solar Panels are exempt from planning, subject to the following conditions;

  1. The total aperture area of solar panel, including any other such panel previously placed on within the said curtilage, shall not exceed 12 sq. metres or 50% of the total roof area, whichever is the lesser.
  1. The distance between the plane of the wall or a pitched roof and the panel shall not exceed 15 cm.
  1. The distance between the plane of a flat roof and the panel shall not exceed 50 cm.
  1. The solar panel shall be a minimum of 50cm from any edge of the wall or roof on which it is mounted.
  1. The height of a freestanding solar array shall not exceed 2 metres, at is highest point, above ground level.
  1. The erection of any free standing solar array shall not reduce the area of private open space, reserved exclusively for the use of the occupants of the house, to the rear or to the side of the house to less than 25 square metres.
  1. A freestanding solar array shall not be placed on or forward of the front wall of a house.

 

   
 
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