We have good news for you! If you live in the UK and do not live in a listed building or conservational area then no you do not need planning permission to have a solar panel system installed to your home.

The government is actually keen for households to have solar fitted so the restrictions are very limited. You will find there are some regulations you have to follow but our highly knowledgeable team know what they’re doing and will advise you every step of the way.

If you live in a listed building or conservational area then you will actually need planning permission. If you live in a listed building it simply means it needs to be part of a planning system to protect its historical features. If you live in a listed building then you will need two lots of permissions for the added protection for your historic home. Consent is dependent up on the building you live in and also the placement of the panels.

If you’re not sure whether you live in a listed building then you can check the NHLE

If you live in a conservational area it is very similar to living in a listed building in so much as you need to apply for permission to protect it’s aesthetic look. All you will need to do is contact your local council to ensure the changes you want to make by installing solar will maintain the beauty of where you live.

You can apply for planning permission for listed and conservational building here