Solar Power: Planning Permission

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 21st September 2022.

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Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Conservative, Wimbledon

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, whether he plans to amend planning regulations for installing solar panels on roofs in (a) conservation and (b) other areas.

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

To support the generation of renewable energy there are a range of nationally set permitted development rights that allow for the installation of micro-generation equipment, including rooftop solar panels on domestic and non-domestic properties, without having to make a planning application.

We will keep the existing permitted development rights for solar equipment under regular review.

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