Solar panels for domestic buildings in Conservation Areas
Placing solar panels on the roof of your house or flat, or a building within the grounds of your house or flat, is usually ‘Permitted Development’ and does not require planning permission provided they meet certain conditions – for example:
- sited so as to minimise its effect on the external appearance of the building;
- sited so as to minimise its effect on the amenity of the area; and
- are removed as soon as reasonably practicable when no longer needed.
Planning permission is required for solar panels on a wall facing the road or on a listed building.If you are in any doubt about whether you need permission then you should seek further advice from the Council.