Do I need Planning Permission?

Solar PV Panels and planning permission

Planning permission is not normally required for domestic roof installations but there are some restrictions:

  • The solar PV array must not protude more than 200mm above the roof line;
  • The solar PV array must not be higher than the highest part of the roof excluding chimneys;
  • The solar PV array must not face onto or be visible from the highway if located within a conservation area or a world heritage site;
  • As far as practicable the array should be sited to minimise the effect on the external appearance of the building.

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