Changes to heat pump permitted development rights announced

Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt leaves number 11 Downing Street with the Autumn Statement in his hand
As part of his Autumn Statement, Jeremy Hunt announced permitted development rights for heat pumps would be changing removing the need for a heat pump to be 1 metre away from a neighbouring home (Image credit: Getty Images)

Jeremy Hunt announced a range of changes to encourage renewable energy uptake in the government's Autumn Statement, including changing permitted development rights for heat pumps.

Planning restrictions for electric vehicle chargers and the government's intention to improve renewable energy companies access to the electric grid were also announced.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.