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Planning permission is not required for a free standing solar panel where the panel is no higher than 2m above ground level and its not between the house and the highway (unless the panel can be placed more than 20m from the highway).

The panel must also be more than 9m away from any electrical line carrying in excess of 11Kv, more than 9.1m away from the bank of any river (as designated under the land drainage Acts) and its placement must not involve the felling, lopping or limbing of any tree nor interference with the root system of any such tree.

These conditions are defined in detail Part 2 Section A (Page 15) of the Permitted Development Order and Class 22 (page 19).