Can you install solar panels in a conservation area?

Generally throughout the UK panning permission for installing solar panels on residential properties does not need to be sought.  However if your property is in a conservation area you will need to apply for planning permission.  In our experience if the panels are going to be situated on the roof of the property and will not be visible from the road permission has always been granted.  In some cases even if the panels will be visible from the road permission has also been given but detailed drawings usually have to be submitted in these scenarios.  If you are unsure please contact your nearest EnergyMyWay office for advice.

James Eades

By: James Eades

Operations Director, James Eades is EnergyMyWay's in-house expert on renewable energy policy, microgeneration technologies and best practice in the renewable energy industry.