Do I need planning permission?
In most cases, no. Domestic solar panel installations are considered ‘permitted developments’ and don’t require planning permission unless:
- you live in a listed building
- your home’s in a conservation area or an area of outstanding natural beauty. (Panels are permitted in a conservation area as long as they’re not installed on a wall or roof that fronts a main highway)
- the panels protrude more than 200mm from the roof. We always fit within this limit.
- you are having a ground mounted array.