Air Source Heat Pump

Air Source Heat Pump

Do we need planning permission to install an air source heat pump? I know it was the case 2 or 3 years ago, but iI have heard that the government has changed this to make it easier for homeowners?
We are replacing an old oil-burning system, and have no neighbours for at least 30M.

  1. Matthew HiltonMatthew Hilton10-10-2013


    You are correct in your thinking that the Scottish Government revised domestic permitted development rights in relation to the installation of air source heat pumps. However, planning permission is still required, if any part of the heat pump is within 100metres of a neighbouring house or flat, so as you state it would only be 30metres away, you are likely require planning permission in this instance.

    Kind Regards,

    HHL Scotland

  2. Paul RodgerPaul Rodger10-11-2013

    Dear Mathew, Thanks for your reply. Can you please clarify wether the 100 metres refers to the distance to a neighbouring dwelling, or the curtilage of their property?
    Many thanks.

  3. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission10-15-2013


    It will be the distance to your neighbours property boundary.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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