How will permitted development rights impact businesses in Scotland?

POSTED ON May 31, 2024 BY James Garry

Scotland’s transition to a low-carbon economy can, and will, be realised.

Earlier this year, the Scottish Government announced plans to ease permitted development rights (PDRs) for rooftop solar installations. With the new proposals having now come into effect – what does this really mean for the business landscape in Scotland? Graham Provest, Shawton Energy’s sustainable energy solutions expert in Scotland, shares his thoughts on the topic.

Previously in Scotland, any domestic or commercial rooftop solar installation that exceeded 50kW required a full planning application, but the new plans that came into force at the end of May have removed this upper limit.


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