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Last update: 19.06.2014

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The latest estimations (November 2013) of the amount of installed PV power in the UK by the Department of Energy and Climate Change indicated that there are about 2.6 GW of installed PV capacity in operation, mainly concentrated in the residential and commercial market segment. Larger installations are also present but to a lesser extent. ... (Unhide text)
 
Residential systems can count on a quite swift procedure with minor and relatively few barriers in the installation process, as it takes between 2 and 4 weeks to complete the whole process.

Apply for Environmental Impact Assessment

In the majority of cases, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will not be required (the Schedule 2 of the Environmental Impact Assessment stipulates that only installations with a development area exceeding 0.5 hectare shall submit to an Environmental Statement). If the planning officer requests an EIA, then one must be done. An EIA is a means of drawing together, in a systematic way, an assessment of a project's likely significant environmental effects. This helps to ensure that the importance of the predicted effects, and the scope for reducing them, are properly understood by the public and the relevant competent authority before it makes its decision. It is generally not necessary for installations on individual homes. Visual amenity and building fabric for installations on buildings in National Parks, conservation areas and on listed buildings are the only issues likely to be important and can be covered by a short description accompanying the planning application.
 
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Step Difficulty:  Low
 
Authority NameLocal Planning Authority
SpecialistsEnvironmental Assessor