Planning permission is not normally required for the installation of solar panels on the roof of a dwelling provided that:
- They are sited, so far as is practicable, to minimise the effect on the external appearance of the building and the amenity of the area, and
- The panels are not installed above the highest part of the roof (excluding the chimney) and should project no more than 200mm from the roof slope or wall surface.
- The panels are not being installed on a building that is within the grounds of a listed building or on a site designated as a scheduled monument.
- If your property is in a conservation area, or in a World Heritage Site, the panels are not to be fitted to a wall which fronts a highway.
- The panels are removed as soon as reasonably practicable when they are no longer needed.