The Planning Series: 9 Small scale renewables

Published 24/06/2022   |   Reading Time minutes

Small-scale renewable energy schemes typically include the installation of solar panels and wind turbines at domestic and non-domestic premises. Other examples of small-scale renewable energy technologies include ground and air source heat pumps, biomass systems and combined heat and power (CHP) systems.

This quick guide looks at how this sort of development is controlled, what kind of equipment is considered permitted development, and when a planning application is required.

Article by Rhiannon Hardiman, Senedd Research, Welsh Parliament