Part 14: Renewable Energy
The General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) allows for renewable energy on both domestic and not-domestic properties without planning permission. Part 14 allows for this. This includes solar panels, ground source heat pumps, wind turbines, air source heat pumps and more.
In addition to this section on renewable energy, further permitted development rights exist for houses in Part 1 and covers items such as extensions, dormers, porches, outbuildings, driveways, chimneys and satellite dishes.
Also take a look at our common projects section here on Planning Geek for more ideas.
The various Classes within Part 14 for the installation or alteration of renewable energy are as follows:
Class C – Ground source heat pumps on domestic premises
Class D – Water source heat pumps on domestic premises
Class E – Flue for biomass heating system on domestic premises
Class F – Flue for combined heat and power on domestic premises
Class G – Air source heat pumps on domestic premises
Class H – Wind turbine on domestic premises
Class I – Stand-alone wind turbine on domestic premises
Class J – Solar equipment on non-domestic premises
Class K – Stand-alone solar equipment on non-domestic premises
Class L – Ground source heat pump on non-domestic premises
Class M – Water source heat pump on non-domestic premises
Class N – Flue for biomass heating system on non-domestic premises
Class O – Flue for combined heat and power on non-domestic premises
Paragraph P – Definitions of words and phrases used in Part 14
We will be covering the other sections for renewable energy as soon as possible here on Planning Geek.
Renewable Energy Page updated: 3rd March 2023