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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015

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Class H – installation or alteration etc of wind turbine on domestic premises

Permitted Development

H.  The installation, alteration or replacement of a microgeneration wind turbine on—

(a)a detached dwellinghouse; or

(b)a detached building situated within the curtilage of a dwellinghouse or a block of flats.

Development not permitted

H.1  Development is not permitted by Class H unless the wind turbine complies with the MCS Planning Standards or equivalent standards.

H.2  Development is not permitted by Class H if—

(a)in the case of the installation of a wind turbine the development would result in the presence of more than 1 wind turbine on the same building or within the curtilage;

(b)in the case of the installation of a wind turbine, a stand-alone wind turbine is installed within the curtilage of the dwellinghouse or the block of flats;

(c)in the case of the installation of a wind turbine, an air source heat pump is installed on the same building or within its curtilage;

(d)the highest part of the wind turbine (including blades) would either—

(i)protrude more than 3 metres above the highest part of the roof (excluding the chimney); or

(ii)exceed more than 15 metres in height,

whichever is the lesser;

(e)the distance between ground level and the lowest part of any blade of the wind turbine would be less than 5 metres;

(f)any part of the wind turbine (including blades) would be positioned so that it would be within 5 metres of any boundary of the curtilage of the dwellinghouse or the block of flats;

(g)the swept area of any blade of the wind turbine would exceed 3.8 square metres;

(h)the wind turbine would be installed on safeguarded land;

(i)the wind turbine would be installed on a site designated as a scheduled monument;

(j)the wind turbine would be installed within the curtilage of a building which is a listed building;

(k)in the case of land within a conservation area, the wind turbine would be installed on a wall or roof slope of—

(i)the detached dwellinghouse; or

(ii)a building within the curtilage of the dwellinghouse or block of flats,

which fronts a highway; or

(l)the wind turbine would be installed on article 2(3) land other than land within a conservation area.

Conditions

H.3  Development is permitted by Class H subject to the following conditions—

(a)the blades of the wind turbine is made of non-reflective materials;

(b)the wind turbine is, so far as practicable, sited so as to minimise its effect on the external appearance of the building;

(c)the wind turbine is, so far as practicable, sited so as to minimise its effect on the amenity of the area; and

(d)the wind turbine is removed as soon as reasonably practicable when no longer needed.

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