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Solar Power: Planning Permission

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 47493, tabled on 5 September 2022

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.

Answered on

21 September 2022

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.