Archive for September, 2011
Provided that there is compliance with a myriad of restrictions and limitations, there is no longer need to obtain a planning permission for the installation of, alteration of or replacement of microgeneration equipment (including wind turbines) on or with the curtilage of a dwelling house and block of flats. The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2011 tells us so.
That is the good news but there are traps for the unaware. The legislation is written so that you are permitted to carry out the development but only if you comply with the detailed requirements. For example, the blades of a wind turbine must be made of non reflective materials and stand alone solar must be no more than four meters in height.
The details are there for good reason and are largely unobjectionable unless you fall foul of them. The point I am making is that we can all become greener but only if we carefully chose the path to the lush green meadow on the horizon.
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