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Solar PV and Planning

Generating energy from renewable sources is good for the environment and good for your pocket as a householder.  But do you need planning permission if you are thinking of installing solar panels? To find out if you do read on, or call Claire on 01282 872570. Within The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2011, Part 40 relating to the “Installation of Domestic Microgeneration Equipment” includes Class A and B which relate to the installation of solar panels within the curtilage of a dwelling house. So the answer really depends on whether your proposed development is already permitted development or not. Class A gives householders “permitted development rights” to install solar photovoltaics (PV) without planning permission on a … Continue reading

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