- The panels do not protrude from the roof by 1 metre.
- Is NOT in a conservation area.
- Is NOT a listed building.
What is required for a solar panel planning application?
A planning application for solar panels should consist of the following information,
- Location plan
- Block plan
- Existing elevations
- Proposed elevations
- Supplementary information as required for your specific project.
Your local architectural service provider will be able to individually asses your specific requirements. Always use a professional.
How much does planning permission cost?
Planning permission (where required) for solar panels costs £192 (from 6th April 2013), this fee is payable to your local council. You may be asked to pay additional fees for advertising your planning application, this happens when the planning department cannot find contact details for any neighbours that are required to be notified. This fee varies.
The fee for architectural drawings varies depending on your individual requirements.
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Planning permission can take between 6-8 weeks for a decision. Your planning application can be refused if found to be unsuitable. A decision may take longer if your proposals are complex or further information is required.
Most council’s allow you to track the progress of your planning application on-line. You can also see if anyone has commented on your proposals. Visit Do I Need Permissions view planning applications in my area page.
If your planning application is refused you may have the right to appeal if you feel the reasons for refusal are not relevant or supported.
How long does planning permission last?
Planning permission is valid for 3 years from the date of approval, works should be started within this time period.
Do I need planning permission for solar panels in Scotland?
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