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Air sourced heat pumps

Will I need planning permission?

You might not need planning permission to attach a domestic air sourced heat pump onto

  • a dwelling or a block of flats (including Tyneside flats), or 
  • within the grounds of a dwelling or block of flats, including onto an outbuilding

if you can satisfy all of the permitted development rights limitations and conditions that apply.

You can find out more about these using guidance on the Planning Portal.

If the property is a listed building or the proposal is within the grounds of a listed building you might need to have listed building consent.

Building control advice

This specialised installation involves using energy from the outside air. The energy generated is usually used to heat radiators, underfloor heating systems, or warm air convectors & hot water in your house.

Full specifications, energy efficiency appraisal & specialist technical details will be required from your consultant / installer, along with electrical details (except if a 'Part P competent person' is used).

If the contractor is registered with a government approved Competent Persons Scheme (Building Regulations 2010, Schedule 3, Item 17), then self certification for compliance with Building Regulation requirements can be issued and a formal Building Regulation application will not be required.

Building regulation approval process

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