Government considers increasing the permitted size of heat pumps

Black air source heat pump outside unit next to house and snow covered path and garden
The rules surrounding the size and placement of heat pumps could be set to change (Image credit: Getty Images)

Larger heat pumps may be allowed if UK Government proposals to amend the permitted development right requirement for ground and air source heat pumps are given the green light.

Officials have launched a consultation over whether the allowed volume of ground and air source heat pumps should be raised, as well as changes to where the renewable tech can be placed.

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Bean Beanland

Bean, an experienced professional with a background in energy and carbon mitigation, is a founding member of the Heat Pump Federation (HPF). With expertise in technology selection, procurement, and installation, he has overseen numerous heat pump systems for various buildings, including Listed and period buildings, schools, rural estates, and commercial buildings. Active in supporting the development of heat pump technology and government policy, Bean also leads lobbying efforts for the HPF and contributes to membership growth.

Sam Webb

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